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Amaechi resigns to contest 2023 election

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has turned in his resignation letter, in line with the presidential directive, for political appointees seeking elective positions to resign.

Amaechi is understood to have submitted his resignation letter on Monday.

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The former Rivers State Governor declared his intention to run for the presidency under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

His resignation was therefore, made known in a statement released by the Amaechi Presidential Media Committee on Tuesday, which was signed by Kingsley Wali.

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Following Buhari’s directive to his ministers, there have been talks about Amaechi’s resignation.

Though other Ministers instantly complied, Amaechi and others had initially remained adamant.

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Amaechi stated in his remarks that the Transportation Ministry had made great progress under Buhari’s administration.

“It is with mixed feelings that I tender my resignation as the Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to contest for the Presidential ticket of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.

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“Your Excellency, it has been a great honour and privilege serving as a member of your cabinet following your historic victory at the polls in 2015. Under your administration, the Ministry of Transportation has recorded significant achievements, made possible by your visionary support and commitment to ensuring that we deliver on our mandate.

“As I embark on the next phase of our mission to work towards a better Nigeria for all Nigerians, I humbly seek Your Excellency’s prayers, blessings and look towards your continuous support and guidance,” the statement read.

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