Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari, has yesterday boasted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge in 2023 elections, this is despite the current unpleasant Socio-political and complicated security situation in the country.
Masari said this in Igbaja, Kwara State, in the course of the inauguration of an ultramodern hostel/campus named in his name by the management of a private University called Alhikma University, Ilorin. He said the current issues with Nigeria were not playing out in isolation but have global dimensions.
In the same vein, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress party has denied having any intention to remove its national chair, Abdulahi Adamu.
Examining the party’s chances in the coming elections, the Katsina Governor, who spoke with a lot of confidence, explained, “those saying it will be difficult for the APC to win the forthcoming election, they don’t know what they are saying at all.
“That was what they said in 2019 that it will be difficult for the APC to win , because of the country’s situation, but it has come to pass that they were wrong.
“The fundamental thing is that the issue affecting this country has global dimensions. The whole world is facing crisis and inflation. America is facing crisis and inflation. America is going under the worst inflation in the last 40 years, likewise Ghana, Niger, and our neighbouring countries. We have to appreciate what is going in the world before we unnecessarily criticize an issue that is global. The issue we have are beyond what one country can solve.
“I consider this as a passing phase in our developmental journey. Countries that are over 400 years old are still facing some crisis. When did the Irish and British overcome theirs? See, we have history to learn and borrow from and we should pray for our leaders to do what is right. But all of us should know that we have a role and contribution to make.
Masari maintained that a major sector of the economy that could rescue Nigeria out of its economic woes, insisting that considering the increase in the price of food items across board, the country must grow its own food to be self-reliant.
The governor said Agriculture is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy before oil came.
He said, “what would have happened to Nigeria without the foresight to revamp the agricultural sector with COVID and the price of crude oil?
“That is one of the greatest achievements of this administration. So, we should grow what we eat and eat what we grow to feed ourselves. If we are not self-sufficient, there is no way we can make progress as a nation.”
Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Felix Morka, in a statement issued said reports that the party planned to replace its national Chairman were based on the imagination of its sponsors.