The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media Garba Shehu has explained what the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the last Presidential Election means for the 8years adminstration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Garba, the victory of APC as a party, and victory of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shetima as it’s candidate, respectively including dominance of 21 out of 36 states in the last general election shows that APC has established itself as a dominant national Political Party.
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.
Garba Shehu made this statement in his office in Abuja on Thursday while receiving the (Arewa Young Lawyers Forum an umbrella body for all lawyers in the Northern part of Nigeria.
According to him, APC’s victory in the last general election, is a difficult reality for the opposition parties,’’
Shehu said 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.
In accepting his appointment as Grand Patron of the Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum, the presidential spokesman urged members of the association to be at the vanguard of promoting the study and practice of legal profession in the northern states.
“To build and secure democracy in our communities, you need lawyers and journalists as its guardians and protectors. Without one, the other will not be successful,” he admonished them.