President Muhammadu Buhari has today blamed some of the mistakes made by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration as reasons why some states were lost to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 elections.
Buhari further stated that The APC is very impartial, if not it would have employed the use of the army, the police and other security agencies to overrun the opposition had it been it wanted to be impartial in the exercise.
The president made this known when he met with the North East Governors Forum and the security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He promised that his government would do its best to meet up with the aspirations of Nigerians despite the problems of resources and security it met when it came on board in 2015.
In his remarks at the meeting that was held behind closed doors, the President said, “We have problems of resources and security. You know what we inherited. The people of the North East will appreciate what this administration has done.
“The general report I am getting, other from the conventional ones from the intelligence sources, is that the Army should do better and this is the truth.
It is so often coming to me that I have to believe it. I listened to your representation, the governor who is on the hotspot now in the North East, Adamawa, Bauchi and the rest of them are enjoying peace. I hope they are respecting the sacrifice made by the military.
He assured that the government was doing its best, adding that lack of resources has been its major hindrance.
The president further spoke on the on going pandemic, saying it is a phenomenon, which has no respect for colour, can’t be seen neither heard.
I assure you North East governors, especially the governor of Borno, that we go to bed and wake up thinking about you and how to secure our country. That is the fundamental responsibility of a government; security. In our party, we recognize this. We campaigned on three fundamental issues: security, economy and fighting corruption.
“Nigerians, we thank God, understood us and they voted for us. In 2019, we went round the whole country, saying the same thing and apologizing for not doing better, but we are doing our best. I think Nigerians believe us and we did our best.