Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has stated on Saturday on the 30th April in Abuja that he won’t quit his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he fails to win the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.
He declared that his loyalty and allegiance remains with the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari irrespective of the final outcome of the party’s presidential primaries.
“Loyalty is not when you are not chosen, you become disloyal, loyalty means you follow the man that leads you, that you have surrendered to his leadership,” he was quoted as saying.
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“If the party says it is me, thank God. If the party says it is not me, whoever the party chooses, I will support. If the party and president choose anybody, I will support the person, if the party chooses me, I will be glad and say thank God.”
The Rivers State APC however assured Amaechi of their support, stating that they have benefitted from him and it’s time to pay him back for his good deeds.
The chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Emeka Beke, who spoke on behalf of others, gave the Minister the assurance of other support.
“Sir, go home and sleep, Rivers delegates will vote for you, and I know my brothers who are statutory delegates will vote for you, because all of us seated here today from Rivers have benefitted from you, from your leadership and this is the time to pay you back. We will stand with you,” Beke said.