The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media Garba Shehu has said that the victory of Peter Obi the presidential candidate of Labour or Atiku Abubarka of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in last Presidential election would have been career ending for some APC leaders.
According to him, the victory of the opposition will not only be a career ending on APC leaders but would would have had a negative consequences for the various programmes of the Buhari administration that empowered marginalised groups and remedied much of the nation’s infrastructure deficit.
Garba Shehu made this statement on Thursday in his office Abuja when he received the Arewa Young Lawyers Forum an umbrella body of all young lawyers in Northern part of Nigeria.
He further stated that the victory of the President-elect and Vice President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, respectively and the established control of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 21 out of 36 states in the last general elections, have firmly established the party as a dominant national Political Party.
‘‘This is a difficult reality for the opposition parties,’’ the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in his office in Abuja on Thursday while receiving the “Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum (AYLF),” the umbrella body for all young lawyers in the Northern part of Nigeria.
“Opposition victory in the general election would not only have been a career ending moment for many APC leaders but would also have had negative consequences for the various programmes of the Buhari administration that empowered marginalised groups and remedied much of the nation’s infrastructure deficit.
“APC victory in the election is a watershed moment for the Buhari government, its orientation, its programmes and projects.
‘‘In the hands of the opposition, many of the laudable programmes of the Buhari administration would have been sabotaged or unimplemented.
“An important and overlooked aspect of the Tinubu/Shettima victory is that it ensures, not only an orderly transfer of power from the outgoing administration to the incoming one, but also the safety of policies and programmes of the outgoing government.
‘‘For this, we remain grateful to the Almighty, and to citizens of Nigeria for sticking with our Party,” he said.