A member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Nasiru Danu, has lashed out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for saying that President Muhammadu is a failure and does not deserve reelection in 2019.
Danu further asked Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari stressing that the President never promised to turn things around overnight as that would make him a “miracle worker”.
Former President Obasanjo had recently described the current administration as an irredeemable failure, asking Nigerians “not to reinforce failure” in the 2019 general elections.
But Speaking with journalists at the national secretariat of the party yesterday in Abuja, Danu said though the former president remained an elder statesman, his assessment of the performance of the current administration were merely political.
“The truth is that everybody can have his opinion on an issue but to me this is a successful administration. Buhari never promised to be a miracle worker. In three years the success of this administration in the economy, security are obvious.
“There is no nation that can progress or have meaningful development with the past levels of corruption. When somebody says he is a failure, failure in what? Are we talking about the railways connecting the country? The Port Harcourt-Maiduguri or Lagos-Kano rail line? The Mambilla project, the second Niger Bridge etc.
“In security, compared to what we had before, there are improvements. Before Buhari, we were having attacks even in Abuja not Maiduguri but you can see the successes clearly. This is an election year. People are entitled to their own opinion. Obasanjo is an elder statesman and he is entitled to his own opinion. That is not the opinion of Nigerians”, he said.