A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Board of Trustees, BoT, Ismaila Ahmed, has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government responsible for the party’s failed campaign promises.
Speaking in Abuja during an interactive session with Nigerian youths organized by the Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria over the weekend, Ahmed said while the APC had tried in delivering on some of its mandate, there was no disputing the fact that some Nigerians were not satisfied with the party’s stride so far.
According to Ahmed, ‘’As a government, we have to be open to criticisms. Some people are not happy, people have to express their frustration, people have to express their anger, we cannot and we should not have a problem with that.
‘’We campaigned all through because I headed the youth wing during the campaigns; I knew from day one that it was not going to be an easy task, even the President knew it won’t be an easy task.
‘’So the responsibility is not for us to start promising anymore because we are two years into the administration.
‘’This administration has to be convinced by its own performances and not its own promises anymore.
“We have made promises during the campaigns, now we have to act on those promises and that is what the President will continue to do and our responsibility, as members of this party is to tell Mr President you can choose who you can work with, but we will make sure that we can hold you and those you appoint to account.
‘’We have so many things we have done right and we also have so many things we have done wrong, there is no doubt about that. But the things we have done right we will continue to strengthen them, those we have done wrong, please tell us.’’