The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari's administration over the way it handled the security situation in the country.
Umahi, a Presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, said Buhari has done well in piloting Nigeria’s affairs since assuming office in 2015.
According to him, the spate of insecurity in the country would have worsened but for Buhari's administration and efforts to tackle the menace.
He said, “In terms of naming all the indices that are needed now to improve on what Mr President has done because whether you like it or not, this President has done very well. If it is in infrastructure, security, economy, and uniting Nigerians, I think God has helped him to do very well in each and every one of them.
“Nigerians are very tired of political promises. They want to see evidence of what you have done. I have evidence of what I have done and I believe that what I have done could be replicated at the national level.”
He further described Buhari as humane, saying Nigeria’s situation would have been worse if not for him.
“The security situation in the country, I have always told people that if we didn’t have the kind of President we have that is very humane and not vindictive, nobody knows where Nigeria would have been by now,” he said.
“So, he has helped us tremendously in the security of the South-East. This thing started as a joke and today it is quite a big issue.”
Since Buhari, Nigeria’s security cannot be said to have improved. Many Nigerians have accused Buhari’s government of not doing enough to tackle the security challenges in the country, saying it has worsened.
Killings and abductions have been very rampant across the country, including in Abuja, the seat of power.