The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to a recent statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where the opposition party accused it of making mockery of governance with premature celebration of imaginary achievements.
The ruling party stressed that in just 3 weeks President Muhammadu Buhari is winning the war against terrorism; a war former President Goodluck Jonathan couldn’t win in years.
The statement was on Thursday, made known by National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. He 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 G-7 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 $21m to facilitate the establishment of the headquarters of the force in N’Djamena, Chad.
”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.”