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Buhari Never Promised Anything in 100 Days – APC

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Amid accusations of reneging on campaign promises, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised “to do anything” in his first 100 days in office.

Lai Mohammed, APC spokesman, countered claims that Buhari made certain promises during the electioneering on Channels TV on Monday.

“Buhari never promised he was going to do anything in 100 days, that’s the honest truth,” he said.

“You see, when you’re running a campaign all kinds of literature will emerge with all sorts of volunteer groups, but I came here and I said there are only just two documents that you can judge a party with, that is the constitution of the party and the manifesto of the party; those are the only two documents that are registered with INEC you can go to court on or hold a party accountable for.”

Also, the presidency had earlier dismissed the claim that Buhari promised to make details of his assets public in 100 days, saying the idea did not emanate from the president.

At the weekend, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disowned some documents containing a litany of promises the president reportedly vowed to fulfill in his first 100 days in office.

He added that the administration could not be judged by a series of “activities” within the prism of 100 days.

‎”In the course of electioneering, the presidential campaign had so many centers of public communication which, for whatever reason were on the loose,” he said.

“There is a certain document tagged ‘One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days’ and the other, ‘My Covenant With Nigerians.’ Both pamphlets bore the authorized party logo but as the Director of Media and Communications in that campaign, I did not fund or authorize any of those. I can equally bet my last Kobo that Candidate Buhari did not see or authorize those publications.

“As a consequence of these publications, expectations have been raised unreasonably, that as President, Muhammadu Buhari will wave his hand and all the problems that the country faces- insecurity, corruption, unemployment, poor infrastructure would go away.‎”

 

Culled from the cable