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Amaechi Heads Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organization


The Nigerian leading opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, with the major term of reference to win next year’s Presidential election.


Governor Amaechi and APC Presidential Candidate, Gen Mohammadu Buhari

APC in a statement issued in Lagos Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the announcement followed the successful convention in which its Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), was democratically elected, and subsequent unveiling of his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN).

The party said Governor Amaechi’s outstanding reputation as a man of courage, principle, strength of character, decency and love of country, as well as his administrative prowess and organizational skills combined to fetch him perhaps, the most important task in the quest for positive change in Nigeria.

APC thanked Nigerians for their support and prayers towards the success of the convention, the emergence of Gen. Buhari as the APC presidential candidate and the choice of Prof. Osinbajo as his running mate.

The party said it believed it had lived to its promise to Nigerians in ensuring that the choice of its Presidential running mate would be made within the context of the best democratic ideals, considering the enormously-positive reactions from the general public to the choice of Prof. Osinbajo.

”With a presidential candidate that has rekindled the hopes of the citizenry and revived their belief in democratic ideals, we believe we must also choose a running mate that will complement the sterling qualities of the presidential candidate. We must confess that the choice was a tough one, considering the array of eminently-qualified and outstanding candidates that we had to choose from.

”Yes, we were spoilt for choice but, in the end, we picked as running mate a man whose pedigree, nationally, sub-regionally, regionally and globally, attests to the fact that our party, the APC, is a repository of high quality leadership materials, and that our country, Nigeria, has no shortage of the very best human resources,” the opposition viewed.

The opposition stated that whether in the academic, legal or ecclesial world, Prof. Osinbajo stands much taller than his physical frame, and serves as a good accompaniment to our presidential candidate, himself a man of such rare sterling qualities that have stood the test of time, qualities that are now so sorely lacking in our country’s leadership.

”Our presidential running mate is an award-winning Professor of law, a legal luminary, a gentleman, a much-sought-after public speaker, a tested administrator, an author and a man of great ecclesiastical standing.

”Now that we have presented Nigerians with the best possible choices for the exalted positions of President and Vice President, we expect that citizens, who have been yearning for quality leadership, will use their voting power to put Nigeria firmly on the path of greatness. A country seeking to be among the greats in the comity of nations cannot afford to have a mediocre leadership,” the party asserted.


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