Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Laolu Akande have made it clear president Buhari has not failed Nigerians.
They fielded questions from reporters yesterday ,at the State House in Abuja
“The person that asked the question said there is a buzz in town. I am sure that you have not conducted a scientific survey that shows you that is a popular position. People can always express their opinions; there is liberty on that but you don’t have a scientific survey that has given you the percentage of people that believed that the APC has failed.
“Like the minister of transportation said recently, the APC did not promise to solve all the country’s problems in one year or two years.
“This administration will take Nigeria far beyond how it met it. So if anybody says APC has failed, just tell them it is too early in the day because it is a four-year term and this is just two years. You don’t reach definitive conclusions in two years.”
On his part,Mallam Garba Shehu said:
“If elections were held today, Buhari will win overwhelmingly. The masses are still with him.
“The ordinary Nigerians are the pillars of the Buhari administration and their confidence in his administration has remained unshaken. The whistle-blower policy has excited them. They are happy that their stolen money is being recovered. The masses are happy but those elite whose sources of ill-gotten wealth have been blocked are not.”
On why Dasuki and El-Zakzaky are still in detention, Shehu said:
”It is a common thing in all nations of the world that there are matters of public safety.
“The Attorney General and Minister of Justice has made his points here. In all cases, public good should override individual interest.”“On the issue of El-Zak Zaky, the information we have is that he is being kept more for his own safety than the offences he committed.