Buhari’s sluggishness is deliberate – APC

By Post Nigeria July 1, 2015 10:44

Buhari’s sluggishness is deliberate – APC

Following growing concerns raised by Nigerians over the sluggish take-off pace of the General Muhammadu Buhari–led administration, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in defence of the President has explained that the slow pace is strategically designed to avoid the pitfalls of the past and to ensure that he fulfills its promises to Nigerians.

In a statement by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, he said the President was already charting a new path for Nigeria with his early steps, despite having to contend with some impeding problems put in his way by the immediate past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    “The Buhari administration got the handover notes from the former government just four days before the inauguration, hampering its efforts to have a clear understanding of the situation on the ground before taking the necessary measures to address it.

    “If any disease is not appropriately diagnosed, it cannot be effectively treated. Any government that is truly desirous of bringing about real change will not act hastily and without the necessary understanding of what is on the ground. Coupled with the delay in getting the much-needed information, that takes time.

Having accepted the slow pace of this administration, Lai Muhammed claims that President Buhari’s was already making remarkable progress amidst criticisms.

His words “Let me say straight away that my party, the APC, understands and appreciates the concerns of Nigerians as far as the perceived pace of the administration is concerned.

    “Justifiably, the expectations are high and urgent, and the Buhari administration has started addressing them, despite the enormous challenges that it faces, including an empty treasury and an economy that has virtually collapsed,”

The concerns by Nigerians are motivated by the heavy and mouth watering campaign promises made by the APC before it was elected into power during the March 28 presidential election.

​Despite Mr. Mohammed’s optimism, fuel queues are resurfacing in major cities across the nation, foretelling more hardships for the masses who voted General Buhari into office. ​