Senate President Bukola Saraki has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government of the All Progressives Congress, APC as a dismal failure.
The senate president made the statement while speaking during an interview with Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye on Wednesday.
He said Buhari’s government has only worsened the country’s security challenge, adding that the challenges increased compared to when they took over power.
According to him, the country is now the fourth in the world as to the number of people killed due to terrorism.
He said, “There were three major things we went to the people for, One security, two the economy and three corruption. Those are three major things.
“Today in 2015, the security challenges in the country and the issue of Boko Haram in the North East is getting bad. We are losing territories now, recently, lives are being lost.
“In view of that time, people felt that as a general, they will be able to address issues and that was the promise, that was the campaign. But today, in the North East you know that things have not gone better.
“The world data says that today, the country is the fourth in number of people whose lost lives due to terrorism.
“In 2015, the North West dint have a problem of security. There was no problem in North East. Today there is serious security challenges in the North West. 2015, North Central didn’t have a problem, today have you seen, over the last couple of years, we’ve lost lives significantly in the North Central.
“So from a country that had one zone security challenges, now we have three zones where we have security challenges.
“Whatever statistics you want to give, the facts speak for themselves. These are people who have lost lives in North central, this was not there in 2015. There are people who have lost lives, who cannot go around the North West, it was not there in 2015.
“That is why I believe that this campaign should not be on sentiments it should be on what we see. That’s not the issue on security.
“For the government to say that they have made their promises, what promise? How have they secured lives and properties in zones that were peaceful before?
“The APC government has failed on security.”
Speaking on the economy, Saraki said the APC government has failed on its promise to create more jobs, stating that “about 20 million jobs have been lost.”
He said “Nigeria has been named the world capital of poverty”, stressing that “the APC has not delivered.”