The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has started that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in six years has performed beyond what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could achieve in 16 years.
Muhammadu Buhari who was the candidate of the APC in 2015 defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP. The PDP was in power from 1999 to 2015.
The problem now however is that since taking over, Nigerians have witnessed worsening economy and escalating security situation under the APC led government.
Speaking however on a programme aired on Channels TV, Governor Bello said; “You are talking about my party being in charge for the past six years, yes, APC has been in charge of Nigeria and the government. We have recorded huge successes in various other areas even including this insecurity; daily bombings are no longer happening.
“And if you talk about this banditry, kidnappings or all of these skirmishes, APC inherited the challenges and we are doing our best to ensure that the challenges are reduced to the barest minimum and that is why I continue to say that the challenges facing this country today, we should take it off partisan politics or political parties and let’s put our hands on deck to solve this problems.
“APC successes today within six years outweigh or outnumber the performance of PDP for the 16 years that they ruled. The statistics are there. If the Honourable Minister of Information (and Culture, Lai Mohammed), is not saying it, very soon, we will remind Nigerians of where APC inherited Nigeria and where we are today, so, we shouldn’t ascribe the issues to political parties.”
“Kogi State is still the safest state in Nigeria today. It doesn’t mean that there are no pockets of issues that we are grappling with. Like I always say, they will come in their numbers but they will never return especially the criminals,” Bello stressed.
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