Thursday, 28 August 2014
Unto 2015 Presidency: Governor Amaechi Set To Work With Buhari
The 2015 general elections is just about six months ahead, so it is naturally to see the gladiators doing all that is necessary to secure victory, if the template for a free and fair contest is assured.
Sources say Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi is highly disposed to work with Gen Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His political allies told TheCable that he is very comfortable with Buhari. "Amaechi said at a meeting with his political allies recently that even though APC has very good presidential materials, Buhari stands out. Electorally, he can deliver northern votes and get a significant number from the south.
“More importantly, he thinks Buhari is the only candidate who can fight corruption in Nigeria because he has nothing to lose. A lot of people need to be jailed to stop this impunity, and he believes Buhari will not go about setting up committees to achieve simple tasks.
“He did not rule out supporting any other aspirant, but Buhari will be his first choice,” one of governor Amaechi's associates told TheCable. Amaechi’s support is considered “vital” in the party because of his logistics capability.
APC’s flag bearer is expected to come from the North when the primary holds later in the year. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are also thought to be interested in the ticket. But Amaechu will roll out his machinery to back Buhari who had been described by many as very consistent since 2003.
“He has nothing but absolute respect for Buhari who has proved himself to be honest, courageous and committed to the development of Nigeria. He will do everything necessary to help the general emerge as the candidate of the party,” the Amaechi associate said.