As 2023 draws nearer and presidential aspirants continue to clamour for support, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, promised the people of Ondo to construct a seaport in the state if elected President in 2023.
The former Rivers governor stated this when he visited the palace of the paramount ruler of Akure Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi. He added that he would ensure the completion of the railway project in the state.
“When I came, Akure was not part of the Lagos-Calabar railway, but I included Akure. The deputy governor told me he wanted the seaport. I said fine, and if you have investors, we will give you a licence.
“Our job as government is to give licence for the seaport. I made the job, Your Majesty. There are very few candidates you vote for as presidents that will continue the railway because it takes a strong and determined mind like President Buhari to continue with the loan for the construction of the railway. So the chances are that if you vote the wrong person, the whole thing would have been aborted.”
Speaking further, the minister stated that he has come to seek support from the people in winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election and also the presidential election.
He said he has all it takes to be the President of Nigeria owing to his political antecedents and his successes as a state legislator, governor and presently minister.
Speaking on the security challenges in the country, the minister said he has gathered the needed experience being a former governor, where he recorded success in tackling insecurity in the state.
In his response, the monarch noted that he has confidence in Amaechi that he will fulfil his promises, being a credible politician.
He also made a demand for the rail line and the seaport in Ondo State.