Former Rivers State governor and Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has appointed Senator Ali Ndume as his presidential campaign Director General.

Ndume confirmed his appointment in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.

The statement read, “Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume Emerges Director General of Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi Presidential Campaign Organisation.”

Amaechi, who had in the past denied being interested in the presidential race, finally declared his interest on Saturday.

During his declaration, he said, “I stand before you today to declare my intention and submit my application to serve as your next President”.

Amaechi has been in government since 1999, serving two terms as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly (1999-2007), two terms as Governor of Rivers (2007-2015).

He is one of the few ministers President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed in 2019.