Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and Presidential aspirant under the ruling progressive party APC stormed Lagos state on Thursday in what is seen as a show of support for his presidential ambition.
During his visit, the Hon Minister of Transportation paid excursions to key stakeholders in the state, including the governor’s residence in Marina, the party secretariat, and the palace of the Oba of Lagos, for consultations and additional support in becoming the party’s flag-bearer in the forthcoming primary election.
Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu expressed his worry for the Hon Minister and wished him well in his presidential bid during a visit to the governor’s house in the Marina, but he also reminded him that the Lagos votes are for Asiwaju.
According to the governor, he said, he was a beneficiary of the exemplary leadership qualities of Asiwaju, and that Lagos state vote are only for Tinubu, he also pleaded to the Minister not to take his remarks as a saboteur but that Nigeria still remains indivisible irrespective of political allegiance and ethnic loyalty.
He also commends the Minister as a capacitated aspirant and wishes him well in his quest for support.
Hon Rotimi Amaechi’s visit to the Oba of Lagos palace was received with an open hand from his Majesty, the Oba of Lagos gave him his royal blessing and advice and wished him well in his political trajectory.
Hon Amaechi also visited the party secretariat in Lagos and called for drums of support from them, so as to emerge as the party flag-bearer.
The Minister’s consultation for support has continued to move at a faster pace as he has dedicated this week to storming the Southwest which harbored the Vice President, and the Mighty Asiwaju of Lagos, whom both are presidential hopefuls under the same party.