2023 Presidency: Amaechi Gets Extra Security Amid Buhari’s Endorsement
Buhari and Amaechi

Amaechi security has been beefed up amid his speculated endorsement by Buhari for 2023 election

The security details of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has been fortified as he gets all important backing to join the 2023 presidential race.

Pampamnews reports that the fortification of his security details comes in the wake of rumoured endorsement of Amaechi’s presidential ambition by President Muhammadu Buhari.

2023 Presidency: Amaechi Gets Extra Security Amid Buhari’s Endorsement
Buhari and Amaechi

Sources who are familiar with the development assert that Buhari is favourably disposed towards having the former Rivers Governor as his successor.

One of the source disclosed that Buhari will not oppose Amaechi should he decide to throw his hat in the ring, adding that Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been pencilled as his running mate.

“The President will not raise an objection if Amaechi desires to contest. In the interim, the calculation is he will run alongside (Governor) El-Rufai.

“Also, I can confirm that security around the minister has been doubled. This could not have happened without Mr President’s clearance”, one said.

Apart from additional protective operatives keeping watch, Amaechi currently moves about in a recently purchased bulletproof Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

During an interview in January, the Nigerian leader declined to reveal his preferred choice for the country’s topmost job.

“I would not (mention) because he may be eliminated if I do. I better keep that a secret”, Buhari said.

Recall that in an interview early in the month, El-Rufai said he would change his mind about contesting for the presidency if Buhari asks him to run, adding that he may likely run on the same ticket with Amaechi if such situation comes up

Amaechi was Rivers State House of Assembly Speaker from 1999 to 2007 and Rivers Governor from 2007 till 2015.