The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to roll out palliatives to cushion the pains of economic hardship.
A statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi in Abuja, appealed to the citizenry to remain steadfast in the face of challenges.
APC said this in reaction to demonstrations across the country by labour, civil society groups and the masses against economic hardship.
APC assured that, “there is light at the end of the tunnel,” adding that “there can be no gains without pains.”
The party hailed what it described as exemplary conduct and professionalism displayed by security and allied agencies, particularly the Police, during Monday’s protest by members of some civil society groups and celebrities for and against the government.
It said: “The freedom to protest peacefully is a democratic right and the APC will continue to defend the rights of Nigerians to express their democratic rights, no matter how they choose to within the ambits of the law.
“As we continue to consolidate our democracy, the APC urges our security agencies to continue to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism at all times even as they continue to discharge their constitutional duties of protecting the lives and properties of citizens.”