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Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has failed on its promises to address the security challenges in the country, particularly in the North.
Solomon Dalung who served as a minister during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari said one of the major promises of the party was to address the problem of insecurity which it has failed to deliver.
Speaking on the Hausa Service of the BBC on Saturday, Dalung said the APC has since lost its reputation in the eye of Nigerians, adding that nobody will trust the party again until changes are made.
‘What type of government is this that you have to pay bandits before they allow you to go to the farm? What will be the future of the North if you have to pay bandits for you to access your own farm?
‘Now it is not easy for one to travel in the North. The security challenges have put doubts and fear in many people. For you to travel now you have to pray and fast for your safe return,’ he said.
He added that this had never happened in the history of the country.
‘We struggled for this government to come to power but it could not satisfy our needs. We have said the truth on the past governments and this is our government and we have to say the truth no matter what. It is our responsibility to tell our government the truth.’
He said APC as a party is presently dwindling and that effort has to be made to rescue it from collapse, adding that ‘I am now an old member of the party. I’m waiting for a new registration to commence so that I will register myself again.’
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK