President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, said if not for the respect All Progressives Congress (APC) has for the country, it could have used the army, the police and other security agencies to overrun the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.
Buhari stated this when he met with the North East Governors Forum and the security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja,
The President said that his administration was doing its best to meet up with the aspirations of Nigerians despite the problems of resources and security it met when it came on board in 2015.
In his remarks at the meeting that was held behind closed doors, the President said: “We have problems of resources and security. You know what we inherited. The people of the North East will appreciate what this administration has done. “The general report I am getting, order than the conventional ones from the intelligence sources, is that the Army should do better and this is the truth. “It is so often coming to me that I have to believe it. I listened to your representation, the governor who is on the hotspot now in the North East, Adamawa, Bauchi and the rest of them are enjoying peace. I hope they are respecting the sacrifice made by the military.
“It is true that we lost some states as a ruling party in a developing country, which is normal. I am proud of that because we are impartial, that is why as ruling party, we lost some states. That means we have our own mistakes. “Some of those that defeated us are sitting here. We know we are a developing country but we respect our country, otherwise, with the use of Army, the police and the rest of them, we could have overrun you. We just wanted to show that we are humane and we are Nigerians. We will continue to do our best.”