Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win the 2023 general elections despite the problems facing the country.
He said this on Wednesday during the inauguration of an ultra-modern hostel/campus named after him by the management of a private university in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Speaking on the chances of the ruling party in the forthcoming elections, the governor said the current challenges facing the country are not only peculiar but had global dimensions.
Masari said some Nigerians said in 2019 that it will be difficult for the APC to win, because of the country’s situation, but it has come to pass that they were wrong.
He said, “Those saying it will be difficult for the APC to win the forthcoming election, they don’t know what they are saying at all.
“That was what they said in 2019 that it will be difficult for the APC to win, because of the country’s situation, but it has come to pass that they were wrong.
“The fundamental thing is that the issue affecting this country has global dimensions. The whole world is facing crisis and inflation. America is going under the worst inflation in the last 40 years, likewise Ghana, Niger, and our neighbouring countries.
“We have to appreciate what is going on in the world before we unnecessarily criticise an issue that is global. The issues we have are beyond what one country can solve.
“I consider this as a passing phase in our development journey. Countries that are over 400 years old are still facing some crisis. When did the Irish and British overcome theirs? See, we have history to learn and borrow from and we should pray for our leaders to do what is right. But all of us should know that we have a role and contribution to make.”