July 14, 2024

APC has failed in fulfilling campaign promises – Salihu Lukman

The immediate past National Vice Chairman (North West) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Salihu Lukman, says the party has done badly in meeting its campaign promises.

Lukman made this statement in an interview with Arise TV on Monday monitored by DAILY POST.

He rated APC’s performance on key campaign promises like security, economic stability, and anti-corruption very poor.

He expressed the optimism that the new leadership would refrain from the practises of the previous administration of President Buhari.

“I admit that in terms of meeting up with our campaign promises, we have done badly, no doubt about it.

“And what are those campaign promises? Issues of security, the economy, fighting corruption. We have done badly and people are free to reach the conclusion whether or not APC is worse than PDP.

“But as of 2023, before the election, I had the hope that because our leaders were not in denial of the challenges facing us, they would be humble enough to admit that we have not done what we needed to do between 2015 and 2023.

“That’s why I was practically very very confident that he would not really do business as usual the way President Buhari did.

“Unfortunately, here we are. He’s doing business as usual. And as it is, we are going to end up in a worse situation.

“So to that extent, you might be right in criticising some of us who were in APC and who supported President Asiwaju,” he said.

According to him, one of the most contentious decisions made by President Tinubu was the immediate declaration of the end of the petroleum subsidy with its lack of planning and preparation.

Lukman said the abrupt decision has led to a significant deterioration in the country’s living conditions.

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