- The APC is claiming that Nigeria has never had so good in its history until the Buhari administration came to power in 2015
- This assertion was made by the ruling party's national chairman and governor of Yobe state, Mai Bala Buni
- Despite Buni's claims, economic experts say more than 100 million people currently live in extreme poverty in Nigeria
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed no administration in the history of Nigeria has done more for Nigeria than the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was stated by the acting national chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni on Tuesday, April 20 in Abuja.
Buni, who is also the Yobe state governor, made the comments at the maiden edition of the media interactive session of the APC Professional Forum.
Represented by the secretary, APC caretaker committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, The Nation quoted him as saying:
“There has not been a government like this in the history of the nation. And I am not playing politics. Show me any government that has done much than President Buhari that has direct link with the masses?”
Buni's comment comes days after the chairman of the Delta state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Kingsley Esiso, declared that the APC is synonymous with insecurity, hunger, and poverty.
Chief Esiso made the comment at a rally in support of a PDP candidate at a House of Assembly by-election for the Isoko North constituency seat in the state.
The PDP went ahead to win the election in the area as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Meanwhile, a lot of stakeholders in Nigeria are becoming increasingly sceptical about the possibility of achieving a free, fair, and credible election in 2023 amidst the worsening security situation in the country.
With the current trend of insecurity in the different geo-political zones of the country, there is a general apprehension that things could get worse before the next election.
Some prominent leaders of thought have also expressed fear that the people’s desire for a smooth change of leadership in the 2023 general elections could be marred by violence and other forms of criminalities if left unattended to by the Buhari administration.