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2023: Lai Mohammed boasts, says Buhari’s achievements enough for APC campaign

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said the claim by the opposition that the present administration has not achieved anything and hence has nothing to campaign with is preposterous.

Lai stated this in Abuja on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the 14 edition of the PMB Administration’s Scorecard Series (2015-2023).

Mohammed said Buhari’s administration’s achievements were enough to campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections.

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He said” “The confused opposition should look for another campaign line instead of the ludicrous claim that we have nothing to campaign with.”

He listed Buhari’s administration’s achievements as including Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri modern rail systems, the Second Niger Bridge, the National Social Investment Programme, the Petroleum Industry Act, the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, the Bonny-Bodo Road project, the airport terminals, among others.

He asked: “Can an administration with at least one road construction in every state of the federation and the one that has completed housing projects in 35 states be labelled as non-performing? 

“What about the liberation of Nigeria’s territory from insurgents and the re-equipping of our security forces, the same security forces that were left stranded when money meant to equip them were looted silly by rampaging officials, some of whom admitted to spending N2.2bn to pray against Boko Haram?”

Meanwhile, an APC chieftain, Victor Ndoma-Egba has assured presidential candidate Bola Tinubu of victory in Cross River State.

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The politician is the Secretary, Campaign Planning Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PPC).

The former Senate Leader and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) spoke on Tuesday at the town hall meeting in Calabar.

The gathering was attended by Tinubu, his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and other party stalwarts.

Ndoma-Egba said Cross River people would vote for Tinubu as they did for the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, who won the 1993 presidential election.

He recalled Tinubu visited Cross River with MKO before the poll, and though the state was NRC (National Republican Convention), “you were received like a brother and a friend.”

“After that visit, for the presidential election, Cross River voted SDP (Social Democratic Party) because of your visit.

“Today you are here to canvass votes for yourself. If we did it for another person on your recommendation, we will do it for you too this time around.”

The former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Chairman thanked Tinubu for using the parley to settle party members who had differences.

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