- APC has commended Buhari for what it described as the president's outstanding performance
- The party's chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said agricultural revolution has added value to local crops production
- Oshiomhole also noted that Buhari’s New Year message has given hope to Nigerians
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s agricultural revolution has added value to crops produced locally.
Voice Of Nigeria (VON) reports that he made the commendation while speaking to State House correspondents on Thursday, January 2, after paying a visit to the president in Aso Villa.
Oshiomhole said the president’s decision to encourage local production of rice in particular, has made it possible for Nigerians to patronise homegrown rice during festivities like the recently celebrated yuletide season.
He said: “We decided at the level of the national working committee to pay a new year visit to Mr President and to congratulate him on what we have been able to accomplish last year and also to commend the president for the renewed hope as captured in the new year message that was delivered to Nigerians.
“Few years back, people were always afraid of what will happen during the Christmas season, all your money, all the little money you are saving to take back home to celebrate with your people, you end up patronizing ‘black market’ to buy a litre of petrol at two, three, or four times the value and sometimes it is adulterated. And we see pictures of people who are stranded across the country because they cannot access petrol."
Legit.ng gathered that the APC chairman stressed that President Buhari’s New Year message was unique and has given a lot of hope to Nigerians.
He said: “We also thought that giving the reactions of some opposition, we reassured Mr President that there was nothing wrong and we are indeed happy with the New Year message to Nigerians.
“The responsibility of every leader is to inspire hope. Life is sustained and driven by hope and the challenge of leadership is not to join the people to lament that things are terrible, to give up and join the people in wallowing in self-pity.
“The principles of leadership is to inspire people, give them hope and in this case, in line with the principles of Accountability and Democracy, democracy is not only about voting and everybody goes to sleep, it’s all about explaining periodically what he is doing, what he is going to do differently and what he hopes to accomplish within a given time. And I think that is what the President’s New Year message sought to do."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Oshiomhole accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading the rumour claiming that President Buhari was planning to remain in office for a third term.
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