The National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Salihu Lukman, on Sunday says it would be unfair for anybody to blame the party for the numerous problems plaguing the country.
This is even as Lukman stated that while not dismissing the plethora of challenges, especially in the area of insecurity, the ruling party has been bold enough to admit its existence unlike the previous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, which was perennially in denial.
The former director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum made the clarification while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
He said, “The deceptive propaganda being sponsored by opposition to APC is that the solution to the problem lies outside APC. Let nobody be deceived that APC is the problem. APC is not the problem. Yes! There are challenges that we are facing today which emerged while APC is in government.
“My pride is that our leaders are not in denial of those challenges unlike in the previous administration. If you look at candidates of other parties, they are not coming up with recommendations but propaganda to shoot down APC and Nigerians should be smarter than that.
“Life is about challenges. Those challenges exist, no doubt about it. But I think my response to it is that we will be honest, and we will open ourselves to engagement because democracy is a two-thing.”
While also describing his party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju…