Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has declared his intention to run for president in 2023.
Amaechi declared his interest at a thanksgiving service organised by the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
The minister said he would contest the party’s presidential ticket to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I stand before you today to declare my intention and submit my application to serve as your next president,” he said.
Amaechi, who is from South-South, had severally denied being interested in the race before his official declaration on Saturday.
The former Rivers State governor becomes the sixth APC aspirant to officially declare his intention to contest