Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:33 am
President Muhammadu Buhari is delivering on his electoral promises and will have no problem being re-elected by Nigerians if he desires so, Malam Shehu Garba, the Senior Special Assistant to the on Media and Publicity said on Tuesday.
He spoke at a press briefing with State House reporters held to mark the second anniversary of the Buhari administration.
Also present at the briefing were Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity and the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
Garba had at the press briefing dismissed a claim by a reporter that Nigerians, especially the common people are complaining of hunger, countering with the assertion that rather, “there is happiness in the land.”
The Presidential aide said the President had in the past two years endeared himself to the ‘common man’ through his various programmes and initiatives.
“Look, the ordinary Nigerian is the most important pillar for the Buhari administration. It is not the rich, and their confidence in the President has remained unshaken all the while.
“This thing we talk about whistleblower, Nigerians have seen it and Nigerians are happy that their monies that were stolen are being recovered. Look at what we used to have. Boko Haram was active in Abuja. In Kaduna, 20 Okada riders were blown up in one day.
“These were ordinary people. Those who could buy protection for themselves, who could buy bullet proof cars for themselves, were not the targets of Boko Haram. It is you and l. Ordinary people who went to church on Sundays, were blown up with bombs.
“In Kano, where l comes from, we have one of the biggest markets in West Africa. People come from all over the region to buy and sell. They won’t come if there is no safety.
But safety has been restored now. 300 people were blown up one day in the mosque. So, Buhari has paid his dues for Nigeria. If election is held today, we will win. This administration will win resoundingly…There is happiness in the land.”