The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun on Tuesday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will surprise the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
According to him, the increase in Boko Haram’s attacks after Buhari’s inauguration as President was to test the President’s resolve against the group.
He spoke with journalists in Abuja after he led members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to a meeting with the President at the Defence House in Abuja.
“Well he has spoken on security all through the campaign, the insurgents are trying to test his resolve and I have a feeling they will be in for surprises,” he said.
On the plan to relocate the military to the north east, he said: “There is nothing like lives, he was elected to protect Nigerian lives and that is even his first priority.”
He told journalists that he led his colleagues in the national working committee of the APC to pay their respects to the president.
He said: “We have not done so before now because we wanted the event to move to the ultimate climax which is his installation as president commander in chief and that has occurred.
“So we just came here to felicitate with him, pledge our loyalty, determination to work with him through thick and thin. That he can always depend on the party that he had used as a platform to become president of this great nation,” Oyegun said, stressing that all the problems in the country cannot be solved in one day, he said that the party will stand with Buhari all through.
Furthermore, the APC Chairman said: “We noted the fact that expectations are extremely high and that the public expects a totally new dawn. On that score we told him we are with you, Mr. President you will succeed because the entire party will be galvanised as one man behind you, to ensure that days into this presidency that Nigerians will indeed see that things are changing.
“All the problems cannot be solved in one day that you will flick to bring that kind of eventuality. But what Nigerians want is to be sure that we are getting it right and that we are on the proper path towards answering their long frustration towards ameliorating their condition and that is what they will get”.
Continuing, he noted: “We did have frank discussions and I think all that happened is that he was quite appreciative of our declaration of support. He briefed us on one or two issues and we are quite pleased at the way things are going.
He however said that it is not certain how long it will take for the ministerial list to be released: “All I can say is that Mr. President is committed to carrying the party along in everything that he does and we are very grateful for that. He has always been like that, he has put the party in the front burner in all the things he does at all times and he has continued to do that.
According to him, only the President can answer question on the criticism trailing his assets declaration.
He also maintained that there will be no crisis in electing the leadership of the National Assembly.
“There will be no crisis I want to give you that assurance. We are very conscious of the fact that the national assembly is the separate arm of government and the constitution provides that they are the ones responsible for electing their own officers, all we have to do is provide for them a conducive environment of doing just that.” He stated