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2023: Buratai And I Use To Chase Criminals Into Bush Without Bulletproof Vest – Amaechi

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Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured that he will address the insecurity in Niger State if elected as Nigeria’s president in the 2023 election.

2023: Buratai And I Used To Chase Criminals Into Bush Without Bulletproof Vest – Amaechi

Amaechi Meets Niger APC Delegates

The presidential hopeful gave the assurance while peaking at a meeting with Niger Governor, Abubakar Bello, and All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates in the state on Thursday.

Amaechi said as Rivers State Governor, he and former chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, chased criminals into the bush without bulletproof vests.

He noted that he has an experience in curbing insecurity because he had governed a state that was as bad as what Niger suffers today.

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Amaechi said, “I know what you’re suffering, I was governor of Rivers State when they were kidnapping two months old children, and I never slept until everybody slept.

“General Buratai is not here today, he would have told you the story. Buratai, myself the former Inspector General of Police (Suleiman Abba) asked them, we used to chase criminals in the bush.

“I remember one day I was chasing criminals with Gen Sarkin Yaki Bello (then Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta), we were running and he stopped and asked me, ‘Your Excellency, are you wearing a bulletproof vest?’ I said why are you asking, he said ‘what if they shoot you,’ I said ‘are you wearing one?’ He said no, and I asked ‘what if they shoot you.’

“But in six months, we brought down insecurity in Rivers state.”

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The former governor said having occupied different public offices, he is more experienced than any other presidential hopeful.

Another difference between me and them, is that I am a politician, they’re not. The difference is that I can walk to you and I’ll talk, discuss with you,” Amaechi said.

I can connect easily with the people. I wasn’t born into a rich family. My father was a poor man, the only English my mother knows how to speak is pidgin english. I ate garri three times a day, and I still eat garri three times a day till today, so I know poverty.”

On his part, the Niger governor asked the delegates if they were satisfied with Amaechi’s submission and the delegates repeatedly chorused a “Yes!”.

This comes barely 24 hours after Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje refused to endorse Amaechi’s presidential ambition despite acknowledging him for his efforts in fighting for the ruling APC.

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