National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was God-sent to save Nigeria from collapse.
Mr. Odigie-Oyegun made the assertion in Sokoto on Friday when he declared open a three-day retreat organised by the Kano State Chapter of the party for its officials and stakeholders on political party management.
According to the APC chair, “Buhari was God-sent at the most crucial time in Nigeria’s history. He inherited a comatose economy and he has been strenuously working to deliver on his campaign promises centered on the economy, security and fighting corruption”.
Odigie-Oyegun, who has recently faced calls for his resignation as national chairman of the governing party, pointed out that insurgency in the North-East has been tamed while issues of militancy in the Niger Delta and other related security challenges, were receiving the diligent attention of President Buhari.
The APC chair also noted that the president was being so “frugal” with every kobo that accrued to the nation and expressed optimism that the economy would soon bounce back.
On the condemnation in some quarters over the APC-led Federal Government’s anti-corruption campaign, Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said that no sane and patriotic Nigerian would be pessimistic about the way Buhari was uniquely tackling the menace.
According to him, “Buhari is generally working tirelessly to make Nigeria a better place for all Nigerians”.
Addressing participants at the retreat directly, the APC chief stressed the need for internal democracy as well as ensuring the supremacy of the party at all times.