National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday said God sent President Muhammadu Buhari to save Nigeria from collapse.
Oyegun spoke in Sokoto when he declared open a three-day retreat organised by the Kano State chapter of the party for its officials and stakeholders on political party management.
“God sent at the most crucial time in Nigeria’s history to fix the country and lift it from the brink. The President inherited a comatose economy and he has been strenuously working to deliver on his campaign promises centred around the economy, security and fighting corruption.
“Insurgency has been tamed, while the issues of militancy and other related security challenges are being diligently attended to by our party and the President,” the 77-year-old said.
Oyegun added that the President was being frugal with every kobo that accrues to the nation, assuring that the economy would soon bounce back.
He further noted that no sane and patriotic Nigerian was pessimistic about the way Buhari was uniquely tackling corruption.
“Buhari is working tirelessly to make Nigeria a better place for all Nigerians,” he averred.
Oyegun stressed the need for internal democracy, as well as ensuring the supremacy of the party.
Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the retreat was organised for stocktaking on the achievements and problems confronting the party in the state, and to chart the way forward.
He said despite insinuations in some quarters, APC in Kano is still united and indivisible.
In his remarks, Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said gatherings like that would help keep the party on the right track.
Tambuwal said “This is to ensure that government is properly adjusted in the interest of the common people.”