JIGAWA State Governor Muhammad Badaru had said that he will not contest against Mr Rotimi Amaechi in the 2023 presidential election.
In Dutse on Wednesday, the governor said, “there will be no contest between me and Ameachi. It is either I run or he runs, but for sure, I cannot run against him.”
Badaru stated this when the erstwhile Minister of Transport, met with delegates from the state in Dutse.
Amaechi appealed to the All Progressive Congress (APC) delegates to vote for him because he is competent and a detribalised Nigerian.
The former Governor of Rivers State said that of other aspirants seeking the presidential seat, he is the person with both the legislative and executive experiences that have made him to understand Nigeria better.
He said: “Judge me by past records, not what people think and say I am. I have to be the president of Nigeria because of my trajectory.
“It would not be fair for the north to abandon the South-South in its hours of need because of the long standing political relationship between the two regions.”
A former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, General Tukur Buratai, and a former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, among others
accompanied the presidential aspirant on the visit. (NAN)