APC set to start assessing Buhari’s performance
The ruling All progressive congress ( APC) is poised to start assessing the performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
The APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made this known at the 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in Abuja stated that the party has constituted a body of experienced technocrats to achieve the goal.
Mohammed who presented a paper entitled ‘’The Role of Political Parties In Sustaining The Gains Of The 2015 General Elections: The APC Perspective’’ assured that the APC led administration would surely be accountable to Nigerians.
According to him: “My party has also set up a mechanism for assessing, continuously, government’s performance and tracking whether or not the government is meeting its electoral promises. An Advisory team to the Chairman of the party, made up of technocrats, will track how the government is faring and also make suggestions to the chairman in this regard.
“The party must also not lose sight and forget those critical elements that brought it to power (Social Media, Youths, Women and other sectors) and must continue to engage them as it did during the election time. The party must continue to keep the people informed on what the government is doing. It won’t be a bad idea for the party to issue regular bulletins in this regard.”
Mohammed who recalled the strategies adopted that led to the victory of the APC during the electioneering period assured that there would be a sound relationship between the executive, judiciary and legislative arms under the APC led administration.
Acknowledging that Nigerians, coupled with the support of youth, women and civil society groups and countries like the United Kingdom ( UK) and the United states of America ( USA) immensely aided the victory of the party, he said Nigerians can be rest assured of good governance with the duo of Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the helm of affairs of the country.
Recalling how the integrity of Buhari helped the APC to emerged victorious at the poll, he said: “Also, the elections have shown to what extent a candidate with a high integrity and credibility quotient can mobilize a whole nation. Without mincing words, only a man like Buhari could have inspired the kind of cult followership that was witnessed during the electioneering campaign for the last elections. The support cut across religion, ethnicity and regional considerations.
“As emotive as religion could be, a multi-religious nation like ours becomes united when they see a leader with credibility, irrespective of his religion. The lesson from this is that if more and more people of integrity populate the political space, we will have less and less problems first in our choice of those who lead us and secondly we will get a bounce in the area of good governance. There is no doubt that the effect of this will be felt in future elections.
“Equally important is the choice of Prof. Yemi Osibajo as the running mate to general Buhari. The choice of the running mate to Buhari pushed our party to the limit, because that choice needed to address the religious concerns that were raised before the elections, as well as meet the geo-political considerations that emerged with the choice of Buhari. Impressive as the resume of Prof. Osibajo is, his choice would not have complemented that of Buhari if it had not responded to the religious and regional concerns that were raised at the time.
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