By Abba Gwale
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said the six-year performance of All Progressive Congress (APC), under President Muhammad Buhari surpasses the combined 16-year achievements of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
The Governor said this today, during “Sunrise Daily” on Channels Television.
The current administration took over the wheels of government in 2015 after Buhari won the presidential elections, defeating erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP whose party ruled from 1999 to 2015.
Yahaya 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 challenge 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.
He stressed that, “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, 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.”
Yahaya Bello however said North Central state remained the safest in the country despite the recent killing of his Commissioner of Pension Board on Sunday by gunmen.
“I will first of all reiterate that 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,” he concluded.