Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, made this comment in a piece titled, “Buhari: Why and how he won.”
The Presidential spokesman said the Buhari administration has spent four years in office without a major scandal which earned the president the “continent’s anti-corruption champion”.
Shehu, who listed the achievements of the president, said the current administration is committed to investing in people.
The Presidential spokesman said the PDP, in its 16 years in power, failed to realise how much the sterling qualities of Buhari meant to ordinary Nigerians.
Shehu added that the PDP would have realised now that demonising Buhari during the 2019 presidential campaign didn’t work for them.
His words: “Reforms are being carried out in the justice sector with a number of domestic legislation and international agreements to facilitate the identification, tracing, freezing, recovery and forfeiture of ill-gotten assets,” he said.
“The Buhari administration has also demonstrated a single-minded commitment to upgrading and developing Nigeria’s transport, power and health infrastructure.
“Road projects are ongoing across every state of the country, with many of these projects having been abandoned for many years. The Buhari administration has more than doubled power generation capacity.
“The main opposition to President Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party failed to realize how much these qualities meant to ordinary Nigerians; they did not reckon with the disillusionment of the citizens with their perceived acts of commission and omission for the 16 years they were in power.
“They must by now, have realized with a benefit of hindsight, that demonization and denigration of an individual does not bring in poll dividends. In their campaigns, they chose to demonise and denigrate Muhammadu Buhari as President. It did not pay.
“Before and after this election, there is no face in the opposition who can match President Buhari’s inspiring character and personality.”