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Politics of Tuesday, 4 May 2021


APC 6 year rule better than PDP's 16 years - Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello claims the six-year rule of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by President Muhammadu Buhari has performed better than the past 16-years of the People's Democratic Party.

Although the country is faced with widespread of insecurity issues across the country with little or no solution to this menace, Bello noted that the governemnt is trying its best to reduce the inherited problem.

“Now, you are talking about my party for being in charge for six years. Yes, APC has been in charge of Nigeria or the government. We are have recorded huge successes in various other areas even including this insecurity. Daily bombings are no longer happening. APC inherited a challenge and we are trying our best to ensure that the challenges are reduced to the barest minimum.

“So, we shouldn’t just limit it to APC. That’s why I continue to say look, the challenges that have faced this country today. We should take it off partisan politics or political parties. And let us put our hands on deck to solve these problems. The APC successes in 6 years outnumber or outweigh that of PDP for 16 years that they ruled.

“Even statistics are there. If the honourable minister of information is not saying it, I want to believe very soon we will articulate all of these things and remind Nigerians of where APC inherited Nigeria and where we are today and we should ascribe it to the issue of the political party. Of course, within our party, there are those who are not doing things the way they should be, so it is in all other political parties, even when PDP was in power. But, largely APC has performed beyond what PDP achieved in their 16 years of governance in Nigeria,” the governor said.

However, Governor Bello urged the Nigerian youths to pursue their ambitions in becoming politicians.

According to him, the current leaders have failed the younger generations, therefore it's only right that the youth began to lead the country and make it prosper.

He made this statement during an interview on Sunrise Daily Programme of Channels TV on Tuesday.

The governor called on President Buhari to assign leadership roles to the youth as he did with 41-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa who holds the position of the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EOCO).

“I want to believe that Mr President is listening. We all know that Mr President loves Nigeria and loves Nigerian youths. Our leaders have misled before today. Mr President, I’ve decided that youths come on board and (hence signing not your bill). And even ensuring that younger generations are given positions of authorities as it is with EFCC boss right now.

“It is time that we allowed the younger generations to take charge and fix this country. If our leaders, elders and seniors fail us, we the younger generations should not fail ourselves. Let our attention not be diverted on issues of insecurity and other mundane issues. We should call ourselves together as Nigerians energetic, forcefully and let’s fix this country as opportunity is presenting itself. It is just a matter of days, weeks and months away. I believe we should be able to get this country fixed,” Bello said.

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