By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that no amount of political pressure from the opposition can topple the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking Thursday at a media briefing organised by the APC Professionals Forum which featured the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, APC national secretary, John James Akpanudoedehe, criticised opposition parties for staging fake security challenges to discredit the Buhari administration.
“Ladies and gentlemen, President Muhammadu will be judged by security and other achievements but the issue of security is not going to be an artificial security situation in Nigeria.
“I want to explain this very well. Those who are trying to take down President Muhammadu Buhari through the back door will not succeed – you are hyping up for people to know that there is insecurity to bring down the government of APC and we will bring them to book insha Allah.
Speaking on the APC reward system, Akpanudoedehe said “I am speaking as a National Secretary not Senator Akpanudoedehe that people complain about the reward system that the President was voted to take care of all Nigerians and that does not mean that they should exclude us.
“I said we should be included because you cannot cry more than the bereaved, we are the bereaved, so what I am saying is that he should include us so that we can propagate his programmes. Members of this party are angry to even discuss it, you cannot even talk about it. That is why we work day and night to put this government in place, that is why people work day and night for this government.”
Speaking at the event also, the National Coordinator of the APC Professionals Forum, Akintayo Akeem, said “As an umbrella forum for professionals in various fields both in public and private sector who are members of our party, we have taken serious interventions and responsibilities to stand as guardians of the core value of the party and the necessities that gave birth to a APC through advisories to Government and APC members who are political appointees as well conduct press conferences to advocate for a better management of conflict within the party and government.
“Nigerians voted for our party as a better alternative to PDP in 2015 and 2019 because of the change and accountability needed in government and party management. It is for this reason that we have differences between us and the PDP of which we are partnering with our friends in the media under the umbrella of APC PRESS CORP to enhance today.
“It is on this note that we as a responsible party and government should be asking ourselves how far we have done in policy formulation and implementation in line with the manifesto, and our promise to Nigerians. It is midway into the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari and we believe that this is the best time to reel out outstanding achievements and performances that will ease our campaigns and messaging towards the 2023 general elections.
“As we move forward to the next general election, APC Professionals Forum appreciate the leadership of our great party ably represented by the ever committed and dedicated National Secretary of our great party, for the support of this project and collaboration with our patriotic APC Press Corps to provide a noble platform like this for accountability of stewardship for our performing appointees and elected officials to tell Nigerians what they have done on behalf of the party.”