The Former Governor of Lagos State and the National leader of the all progressive Congress APC have allegedly been in secret talks with the former Governor of Rivers State and the Nigerian minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu who had in January, 2022 inform the President, president Mohammadu Buhari of his intentions to succeed him in 2023 have been consistently consulting with stakeholders, Governors and other prominent leaders in the country of his decision before jetting to the united state to see his family doctor.
According to our source, an insider who spoke in anonymity with Area Talk Report, said the National leader, Ahmed Tinubu has made moves to the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi to seek his support remembering his role played that enthroned the president in 2015 and 2019.
Chibuike Amaechi, one of the best performing minister in President BUHARI’s Cabinet have been rumored of nursing an ambition like every other individuals to succeed the president in 2023. Amaechi who was turbaned in Kastina State on Saturday, 5th February 2022 as Dan Amanar Daura ( the trusted son) is yet to make public of his decision but have remained consistent in delivering his rail project as he had in Daura promised Nigerians that the rail line would get to more states before the end of president Mohammadu Buhari’s tenure in office.
In another development, The National Assembly have sent the new Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill to Buhari for assent, through the Clerk of the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo.
The harmonised version of the Electoral Bill recently passed by the legislature was considered the final agreed version by both Senate and House of Representatives on the amendment to Clause 84 of the bill.
Should President Muhammadu Buhari sign the new Electoral Act amendment bill recently forwarded to him by the National Assembly into law, all political appointees in his government would no longer be eligible, either as voting delegates or aspirants during the conventions or congresses of their political parties.
The implication is that some key ministers in Buhari’s cabinet, said to be nursing presidential ambitions would be barred from seeking the nominations of their parties.
What this therefore, means is that ministers, commissioners and other political appointees are expected to resign ahead of their parties’ primaries in order to be eligible to contest in the primaries.
Top on the list of the aspiring appointees to be affected by this new amendment are the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. They are believed to have presidential ambitions, even though they have yet to declare their interests.