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How Buhari Surpassed Jonathan In Three Weeks, By APC

Posted: Jun 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 The All Progressives Congress (APC), through its national publicity, Lai Mohammed, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved more in the short time he has been in office than former President Goodluck Jonathan could do in six years.

In a statement on Friday, Mohammed said Buhari has made great gains in the area of security in three weeks than Jonathan did in his tenure as President.

The party said the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government could not get world powers to help Nigeria in fighting terrorism; with the APC now leading the country, Nigeria would soon wipe out terrorism

The APC said, “Within three weeks of President Buhari’s inauguration, he has done what the PDP government could not do in six years: Invigorate the fight against Boko Haram by rallying a regional and global front against the terror group.

“Today, the United States has pledged $5 million to the fight against Boko Haram, in addition to other material support. This is apart from the support that has been pledged by the G7 to strengthen Nigeria’s efforts to quell the insurgency.

“Thanks to President Buhari’s shuttle diplomacy, the Multi-National Joint Task Force that the PDP government could not bring together for all of six years is ready to deploy more soldiers next month, while the President has ordered the release of $21 million to facilitate the establishment of the headquarters of the force in N’Djamena, Chad.”

According to the APC, Buhari has been able to restore Nigeria’s integrity and now many countries are beginning to respect Nigeria again.

It said the PDP-led Federal Government politicised the fight against terrorism and that was why it failed to protect Nigeria’s integrity.

“Since assuming office about three weeks ago, President Buhari has visited Chad, Niger, Germany and South Africa, winning support and friends for Nigeria all over again and returning the country to the comity of respected nations.

“Those who were put off by the PDP government’s resort to politicising the fight against Boko Haram, even as the insurgents grew stronger, are now joining President Buhari to battle the terrorists. In no distant future, the results of his tireless efforts will begin to show,” the statement said.

The APC also said Buhari was already assembling a team of highly skilled professionals that would help him to implement his promise of change.

It said, “On the domestic front, President Buhari has been handling pressing issues far away from the klieg light, and his efforts to assemble a first-class team to implement his change mantra, which he is personally driving, are continuing apace.

“We in the APC are sure most unbiased Nigerians are very proud of President Buhari and the vigour he has shown in governance, the kind of vigour we did not see in the immediate past administration that was presided over by a far younger man.”