Monday September 26, 2022 2:52 PM

2023 Presidency: Chinese Embassy denies backing Amaechi’s ambition

The Government of China through its Embassy has debunked speculations of backing the 2023 Presidential ambition of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation.

The Asian country its Embassy in Abuja, the Government described reports claiming it backed Amaechi’s presidential ambition as pure fake.

Some reports have claimed that the Chinese Government was backing Amaechi’s presidential ambition.

Reacting to the reports, the Embassy appealed to Nigerians to discard them.

A statement by the Embassy reads partly: “The attention of the Embassy of China has been drawn to a misleading report on an online news portal, alleging that Rotimi Amaechi, Hon. Minister of Transport of Nigeria and one of the aspirants to the 2023 Presidential Election, “has secured the backing of the Chinese Government”, and “…several meetings were held between Amaechi’s allies and the Chinese Government”, even claiming that ‘China needs to … install its dominance in Africa.’

“The general public is kindly reminded to ignore it and keep vigilant on this kind of fake news, which is fabricated with ulterior motives.”

The Embassy said China respects Nigeria’s democracy, noting that it won’t interfere

“With respect to Nigeria’s democratic political system, we are confident on the capacity of the Nigerian Government and people of organizing and conducting a successful general election,” it said.

It will be recalled that Amaechi recently declared his interest in running for the Presidency in 2023.

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