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APC has Failed Nigerians – Tinubu

by on February 15, 2018
 

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, admitted that the ruling party has failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians after almost three years in office.

He also said that the goodwill which it enjoyed during the 2015 general elections and the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had been squandered.

Tinubu therefore concluded that the APC has a lot of work to do to regain public confidence and solidarity before the 2019 general elections.

The former Governor of Lagos State bared his mind on the state of the party on Wednesday in Abuja when he held a closed-door meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at its secretariat.

The meeting was Tinubu’s first since Buhari appointed him to reconcile all the feuding leaders of the APC in various states of the federation.

In his down to earth assessment of the APC, Tinubu said that the party had faced several challenges since it took over power in 2015, stressing that it needs serious consultations and reconciliation moves to regain the goodwill of Nigerians.

He listed some of the challenges confronting the APC as the disorder in the North Central and North East zones, killings and agitations, as well as intra-party squabbles.

Tinubu said that the expectations of Nigerians had been high since the party won the presidential election in 2015, but regretted that the expectations had not been met.

In a brief chat with journalists before he went for a close-door meeting with the NWC, the APC leader said that his visit was to consult with the party’s leadership, in line with the mandate given to him by the President, stressing that consultations and reconciliation were required since APC is still the hope of Nigerians for a better future.

He said: “I am here to consult, since you are already aware of the directive and announcement of the President who is the leader of our party and the President of this country.

“First, let me sympathise with our National Vice Chairman for North Central for the various incidents that are happening around that corridor, and may God bring peace to Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, and the country as a whole, and all other places being affected by the age-old system that we are now facing.

“After the last convention of the party, congresses were held from various wards to elect representatives from the ward, local government and states levels as well as the national level. We worked hard for victory. We have never governed before, but we won the confidence of Nigerians to govern.

“We have a creed to really serve the country; change and reform the country. It is not easy to have those changes implemented like instant curfew. We have to grow and face challenges.

“I sympathise with us and we should equally look at ourselves. Since we won the election, the expectations were very high and the goodwill was extremely high. But where are we today?

“The solution is to seek opinion and advise on the various complexities around some states or if there is any national one, to reconcile, move the party in a cohesive manner and reposition and build the confidence among ourselves”.

According to Tinubu, the challenges faced by the government and the President are enormous, noting that Nigerians were not paying attention to the various statistics that are available and “we have to push that. I won’t touch those areas yet,” he said.

Earlier, the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who described Tinubu as a “Peace Ambassador”, said that his visit was significant as the President moves to heal wounds where the party has any, as well as to bring every member of the APC together under a single objective, which is to give the party a runaway victory in 2019.

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  • Obame
    February 15, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Is too late, you contributed in destroying Nigeria with sectionalism, nepotism and so on. created a serious gab between the rich and poor. we need intelligent people, who can give rise to the economy, move the people from agerial to industrial, where our youths will be engaged(employed).

    All industries both small and large scale are dead and nobody is talking about that. see insecurity increasingly exhibited in a country without law and order.

    Please watch the people are angry. Hoping to try another government is the best.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      The people are already fed up and would like to try another government. See the spate of Killings by the herdsmen and the President is not saying anything because they are his people. The herdsmen have in recent times devastated the southern part of the country and destroyed their means of livelihood which is crop husbandry. The farmers are not safe even n their farms again because of the menace of the Fulani herdsmen. One Fulani Professor opined that the entire country is their property and have the mandate to rule for ever. This is absurd and not acceptable. We are fed up !!!.

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  • sunny
    February 15, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Thank God u didn’t said p d p make apc fail. but I will advise u don’t west ur enagy it is already too late, apc is a disgrace to nigeria, go and sleep. Bunch of old fulls.

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    • Lai
      February 15, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Imagine this Idiots calling Jagaban of our time Fools. Your PDthief and your naughty clueless brother will face the Law soon. Enemy of Nigeria will never have rest of mind till they perish.

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      • Emma.
        February 16, 2018 at 7:52 am

        Dear Lai,you are calling PDP thieves when your APC has no menomental projects to account for 2015,2016 and 2017 4…trillion naira Burgets

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  • sunny
    February 15, 2018 at 10:35 am

    U forget to tell us how many billions Buhari pay in to ur account before u agree to carry on this useless job.

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  • Truth is bitter
    February 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Apc has failed Nigerians and still u re there receiving appointment,sir I felt shame on ur behalf when u accepted that appointment,becos d way apc treated you I never think you will do that,well all is politics&hw much that is involve in that committee

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    • Maxwell
      February 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      There is no amount of reconciliation that will make APC to win 2019 election, we can not be deceived again, when you are in opposition you said all manner of things against GEJ and now you are in power and you now realize that it is not easy. We can only listing to you when you give a public apology to GEJ and Nigerians over all you said against him and remember that fuel must be sold for N40 liars.

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  • C,ROTY
    February 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    is too late to take any unnecessary step people are Hungary & suffering..hardship high cost of materials fuel subsidy all in this government for the past 3yrs none of you talk about that…after getting appointment now you’re just talking I respect u jagaba…but u people didn’t tell your President truth you’re all selfish thanks God you didn’t blame it on opposition party again….

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  • TonyA
    February 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    So, it is now that Tinubu’s eyes have opened. You are giving flimsy excuses. You cannot tell us that this is ur first time in governance. Look at the level of killings in the country and hardship.

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  • February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu,there is no need to break or kill yourself if some frustrated elements think that you accepted to bring peace ,harmony and cohesion back into Apc.Their prayer is for your party Apc to collapse before 2019 election so that their preffered candidate and looting party could come back.Be holistically sincere about this mandate to appease members for the injustices and other troubles within your party.Nigeria will surely rise again.God bless Nigeria.

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  • February 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    The people are already fed up and would like to try another government. See the spate of Killings by the herdsmen and the President is not saying anything because they are his people. The herdsmen have in recent times devastated the southern part of the country and destroyed their means of livelihood which is crop husbandry. The farmers are not safe even n their farms again because of the menace of the Fulani herdsmen. One Fulani Professor opined that the entire country is their property and have the mandate to rule for ever. This is absurd and not acceptable. We are fed up !!!.

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  • February 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Comment…how can Nigerians will continue wasting their time in listening to this nonsense insinuation God why… ??

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  • February 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Although I do not think it is reasonable to start engaging Mr. Tinubu or other members of his party, if they feel the need for a redress in their party. Perhaps, the reason why they have woefully failed Nigerians . One thing I know for sure is, 2019 must do justice to itself.

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    • future man
      February 16, 2018 at 8:13 am

      the truth is that APC has no place to stay I belt you apc case will worse. Tinubu has no option after you have been abandoned by the president because bihari know you can’t talk if you do you will charge for corruption so be wise I belt you. Now APC most be voter out coming 2019 just as we Nigerians did during 2015 general election. watch out.

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  • Emma.
    February 15, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    APC started with lies and will definitely end in 2019.Oga Tinubu, the earlier you realize that the damages APC caused are beyond repairs, the better.Sir, sincerely speaking, you don’t need to waste your energy trying to convince Nigerians.You cannot convince even the most retarded imbecile in Nigeria to vote for APC come 2019.Sir,for you to understand what l’m saying, look at the following; level of killings in every part of the country by Fulani’s herdmen,the level of nepotism, the level of people who lost their jobs(7.7m) in two years. the level of hunger,the state of economy. etc

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  • Joseph
    February 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Comment…When the national leader accepted his party failed us, the natural thing they should do is to vacate the office. We don’t need a gambling government again. Nigeria has vibrant young me and women who take us to next level. Anyway The Party Was Not Prepared To Rule ,It Is accidental Government. Period.

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  • Kc
    February 16, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Is helpful to flug a dead & decaying horse ? APC should have finished parking her dirty load by now!

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  • DEE
    February 16, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Comment…birds of the same feather

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  • DEE
    February 16, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Comment…

    birds of the same feather

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  • aguns
    February 16, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Comment…This man is talking out of senses, thank God, not PDP that said” APC has failed. Hmm you you African progressive criminals. Called APC, we are tired of your stealing,lies, so never attempt to come back 2019. Buhari must go back to Daura in kastina. We need youth to be our next president. Masses are suffering, you have spoilt all the refineries and some other projects you met on grounds during good luck. No new thing at all. But just to shout and make noises in the media houses. No plans, no direction, lack of hospitality, security, amenities, and lack of managerial systems of government.

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  • ebere umezurike
    February 16, 2018 at 7:22 am

    the western politicians in Nigeria are the smartest of all ,nothing proves them so ,than the double standards they employ in getting their needs. President Buhari got to power by an alliance with them to dislodge Jonathan whom they accused of not playing ball to them. Their pen, paper and power of propaganda was employed to execute that job. Now to Tinubu, the omnipotent and omniscient of APC to say “expectations was high by Nigerians”, is anything but truth. APC promised Nigerians Eldorado. Ab initio they knew they can’t afford such a quick fix. Now the demystification of Buhari started again by the western press and graduated by their father’s(OBJ) letter to Buhari, the last nail on the coffin was nailed. Their son dismantled PDP,castrated Jonathan and brought Buhari. He watered APC. Now a third force is in the making . I respect and fear them,the gladiators of contemporary Nigerian politics. while one of them has been rewarded with a title that has no place in Nigeria’s political lexicon, “national leader” though it makes him happy,the fear of the other is the beggining of wisdom. As for President Buhari,so obsessed with acquisition of power—- with little or no wisdom of mastery of governance, never knew when the ladder he climbed the tree with was removed. Buhari miserably has been exposed. His inadequacies, incompetency, little education,ineptitude and all manner of mean and marginal dispositions are all there for the public now to see. Thanks to western axis press. The ones who called him Mr integrity are calling him now nepotist and organising a third force. That is the west for u.

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  • Adephilips
    February 16, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Thank God that he himself had realized the havoc his party and his personality had caused the great nation of ours. He better not trying to cajole Nigerian under pretence. His hand is completely in the failure of APC.

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  • keyz
    February 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Come 2019 am voting for buhari, As a pay back to all those that voted for him in 2015, Na only una think say una wicked abi, Abeg everybody join me vote for this cluless goverment as pay back to all those that voted for them at the last election,Pls lets join the wicked to let them know they are not the only ones wicked!!

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  • James okey Ohaeri
    February 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’m expecting what transpired in South Africa to repeat itself in Nigeria this 2018. Shame to APC chieftherns for admitting their hypocritical role to gain power and finally messed Nigeria up. God has already prepared a day of judgement for all the wicked politicians and so called leaders in this fake country called Nigeria.

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  • Michael Alaku
    February 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    No amount of deceit, manipulation and persuasion can make Nigerians to trust and vote APC led government into office in 2019

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  • Labi
    March 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Thank God you know APC government already failed and have not fulfill any of their promises to Nigerian, we are not going to waste our vote on APC again come 2019, period

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