By ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja
Adamawa State commissioner for Information, Ahmad I. Sajoh, has lamented governing All Progressives Congress (APC) poor visibility at the national level, asking the leadership to do more to regain peoples’ confidence.
Sajoh further said when the former ruling PDP was in power leadership meeting were regular either in the Villa or at it National Secretariat with full media coverage but the case is different in APC, which he believed was bad for the ruling party.
In a recent interview with newsmen in Abuja, the Information Commissioner also challenged political elites and critics insinuating popularity nose diving of Governor Jubrila Bindow in Adamawa State to wait for another election.
“The APC government at the federal level and even at the level in other states can do a lot more to win the confidence of the populace and I want to say this with emphasis that APC visibility is not good enough.
“Even when the PDP was in power they use to call National Executive Council meeting in the villa with the full glare of the media, they used to hold National Executive Council meeting at their headquarters, issue communiqués, the Publicity Secretary has what to tell people but in APC the case is different.”
While making reference to Adamawa State, Sajoh said the people of Adamawa have truly felt the change mantra even though some other APC states that were not facing Boko Haram crisis have more to do.
He said, “As far as we are concerned in Adamawa State with the federal government we believe we were elected on the platform of change and we have benefitted from the change because the biggest change is liberating our land from the marauding Boko Haram insurgents. For us that was a bigger change than any other change.Why? Because we had even lost our humanity, we had lost our citizenship, people had taken over our land, declared a Republic that we didn’t want to belong to, posted a flag that we had no allegiance to but today we are back.