Amaechi said this on Saturday in Rivers State, while declaring his intention to run for the office of the president come 2023.
The former governor of Rivers said his aspiration is not about fulfilling a personal ambition but a “moral duty to give what I can in the service of my country”.
“Today, I stand as an aspirant to the position of President because of that same passion for people; that same drive for results.
“More than ever before, I am burning with the zeal to make a decisive difference in the lives of all Nigerians,” he said.
Amaechi said he is compelled by the urgency of the country’s challenges to give his service as president of Nigeria.
“At 58, and a member of the generation born after independence who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Nigeria, I am compelled by the urgency of our present challenges to place my experience and proven capacity at the service of the nation at the highest level.
“We are facing some very serious challenges as a country. These are problems of insecurity, challenges of greater accountability in governance, youth unemployment, and the scourge of spiraling poverty,” he said.