2023: Even If I Am Contesting I Can’t Start Campaign Now – Amaechi

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said he is focused on delivering on the various railway projects across the country and not the 2023 election.

Amaechi, who served two terms as governor of Rivers State and was also speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly for eight years, warned Nigerians to stop distracting him because he is not a politician.

Speaking on Arise TV on Saturday morning, the former governor said even if he has ambisiton to conest for office in 2023, he wouldn’t have started two years to the election because he is not a rich man.

“I want to make sure that we deliver on these projects within the period we are in government. We want to deliver Kano-Maradi,” Amaechi said.

“It is not going to be easy. I have to really travel from Abuja to Kano, from Kano I have to inspect what they are doing every week to make sure that we deliver it on time.

“I have to deliver Lagos-Calabar because nobody has mentioned it but we are into it. We are working on the funding. Once we get the funding, we would do ground-breaking. I have to deliver that. I have to deliver Port Harcourt-Maiduguri. And don’t forget within the first tenure of our government, we delivered Itakpe to Warri, we delivered Lagos-Ibadan. We completed Kaduna-Abuja started by Goodluck Jonathan’s government.

“I went to Taraba for a wedding. At the end of the wedding, if you see plenty news that was out of Taraba. Mischievously, it was reported that I went to campaign, campaign to do what? The election is about two years plus away, am I that rich even if I have ambition? I have told you, can you people allow me do my work? I am the Minister for Transport and that is my responsibility, nobody should keep talking to me about politics, that was why I said on several occasions that I am not a politician. Please allow me do my work.”

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