Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not find it difficult to win the 2023 general election.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after he inaugurated a hostel named after him at Al-Hikmah University in Kwara state, Masari said those saying it would be difficult for the ruling party to win “don’t know what they are saying at all”.
The governor said the issues affecting Nigeria have a “global dimension” and some other countries are going through similar problems.
“Those saying it will be difficult for the APC to win the forthcoming election, they don’t know what they are saying at all,” he said.
“That was what they said in 2019 that it will be difficult for the APC to win, because of the country’s situation, but it has come to pass that they were wrong.
“The fundamental thing is that the issue affecting this country has global dimensions. The whole world is facing a crisis and inflation.
“America is going under the worst inflation in the last 40 years, likewise Ghana, Niger, and our neighbouring countries. We have to appreciate what is going on in the world before we unnecessarily criticise an issue that is global. The issues we have are beyond what one country can solve.”
Masari said every citizen has a role to play in helping the authorities address the challenges facing the country.
“I consider this as a passing phase in our development journey,” he said.
“Countries that are over 400 years old are still facing some crisis. When did the Irish and British overcome theirs? See, we have history to learn and borrow from and we should pray for our leaders to do what is right. But all of us should know that we have a role and contribution to make.”