The publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr Joe Igbowe, has beckoned on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, declaring that the president is doing well.
Igbokwe, appeared as a guest on a Channels Television’s programme on Monday, August 11, has blamed the nation’s failures on the previous administrations since 1999.
According to Igbokwe, “anyone with the insinuation that President Buhari’s government has not done well is a liar from the pit of hell.”
He continued: “You (PDP) were there for 16 years and we didn’t see anything. In the midst of plenty, I cannot lay my hands on anything. How Oyegun earned my confidence – Obasanjo
“Support your leader, don’t be a distraction. Anybody who tells you Buhari is not doing well is a liar from the pit of hell given where we are coming from.”
Igbokwe while reacting to a comment by Ken Okolugbo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who claimed that the APC led-federal government has not fared well in its cardinal promises.
“I will never give a pass mark, the only pass mark I will give is in terms of security. And our security is in tatters now.
“On the issues of corruption, I have always said it that there is favouritism. Though they have made a significant progress, a lot of money has been recovered,” he said.
While lauding the federal government for launching the Treasury Single Account to encourage transparency in governance, he faulted the current administration for not tolerating criticism.
Meanwhile, two groups, Foundation Against Fraud, Indiscipline and Corruption (FAFIC) and Buharists Hangout (BHO), have disclosed that there are plans to scuttle the activities of the Special Presidential Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SIPP).
In a statement sent to journalists on Monday, the groups stated that “the SIPP has continued to record milestones in unravelling corrupt conduct both in the civil service, among political office holders and ordinary Nigerians within and outside the country.”
The groups further alleged that there was an effort in order to shut down the office of the panel located at Asokoro Abuja on what was referred to as ‘orders from above’ on Saturday, August 10, on the premise that the panel has been disbanded.