The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that the negative public perception of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was due to poor communication of its policies and programmes by its information management machinery.
Stressing that “what you can really and correctly accuse the government of, is that we don’t seem to be communicating effectively all the things that are going on around the country”, he insisted that Buhari’s integrity would give him the edge in next year’s presidential election.
Oshiomhole stated this yesterday in an interview with Arise TV, stressing that the chances of his party’s presidential candidate are very bright insisting that Buhari comparatively stands as number one in terms of character and integrity amongst all the contenders in the presidential race.
He stated that the negative predictions made by some international organisations and analysts over the chances of the president’s reelection bid, the APC national chairman said those permutations were done by outsiders, who know little about what is happening in the country and how Nigerians feel about the Buhari- led administration.
“President Buhari will certainly be reelected on the basis of his personal integrity and the fact that those who are contesting against him, there are couple of things they can’t say about themselves that this president will not only say but other people will also say for him,” he said.
The APC national chairman said the party would try during the campaigns to present to Nigerians what it had done and then situate it within what the past administration was able to achieve.
On what he thinks the APC-led administration has done to warrant the people’s support he said, “Already we are doing things differently, this government is focusing on the poorest of the poor. The government is putting in places policies that seek to locate the poorest amongst us, not joining in lamenting but putting up policies that are specifically targeted at the poorest of the poor.”