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Buhari President made only 3 campaign promises, says Femi Adesina

Adesina said the president's tenure has been a success because he has been able to fulfill his promises in his first two years.

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New Presidential aide, Femi Adesina.

(News 24)

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that the president only made three promises while campaigning for the nation's top position.

Commenting on the president's first two years in office, Adesina said the president's tenure has been a success because he has been able to fulfill his promises during that period.

In an interview with the Sun, he said, "If you are going to assess a government –or do any king of assessment at all –you often need to benchmark it against promises made. So, it is a good time to ask ourselves: what were the promises made? And how far have those promises being fulfilled?

"We cannot come with a definitive assessment of the government yet, because it is a four-year mandate.

"So, we can’t come with an assessment that is final. No! So, we ask ourselves: what are the promises the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari made before they came into power? Of course, they were three. The campaign was on three major planks: secure the country, fight corruption and restore the economy.

"And two years down the line, I can confidently say that those promises are being fulfilled. The level of fulfillment will differ from one area to the other, but, definitely, they are promises being fulfilled. In the area of security, we know that one major aspect of security in this country is the war against insurgency.

"There are others like the Fulani herdsmen issue, kidnappings, armed robbery, and all that. We knew where the Boko Haram insurgency was when this administration came in 2015. Boko Haram was running riot round the country.

"The insurgency started in 2009 from the north-east; it crept into the north-west, north-central, Abuja and Kogi. From Kogi, it could have gone to south-west; and, from south-west, it could have gone to south-south.

"So, what else should be left of the country? That was the position as at 2015 May."

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While Adesina is making a case for his boss, President Buhari has been absent from the seat of power ever since he embarked on a medical leave to London on May 7, 2017.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been acting in his capacity as president.

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