Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo, has said the party-led federal government has reduced Boko-Haram’s dominance to “almost nothing.”
Mr Keyamo, who is also the minister of state for labour and employment, said this on Monday in an interview with Trust TV.
He was defending the performance of the APC-led government in the last seven years that it has been in power.
The programme also featured Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council who was paired with the minister.
With President Muhammadu Buhari as its flag bearer in 2015, the APC had promised to ensure a buoyant economy, fight insecurity and corruption to reposition the country.
Despite the overwhelming deadly attacks on communities by terrorists in some parts of the country, particularly in north, Mr Keyamo said the government had reduced terrorism significantly when compared to what it was under the PDP-led government.
He alleged that the news highlighting the failures of the current administration were sponsored by the opposition to discredit the ruling party.
“The cliche that the government has failed has become a song that the opposition has virtually rammed down the throats of everybody without looking at the details of what we have done, the statistics and put them in a context. What the opposition has done in the last few years is to memorise some highfalutin words and those are the highfalutin words that the…