The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, is confident that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the general elections in 2023.
In a conversation with journalists on Wednesday in Igbaja, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Masari rejected assertions by some persons that the APC would be ousted in 2019.
He asserted that individuals who claim it will be difficult for the ruling party to win have no idea what they are talking about and that because the problems facing Nigeria have a global scope, they are also present in other nations.
“On the issue of 2023 and those saying it will be difficult to return the APC in the forthcoming election, 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,” Masari said.
“The fundamental thing is that this country’s issue has global dimensions. The whole world is facing crises and inflation.”
The governor claims that recent years have seen the worst inflation in the United States in the previous 40 years. He claimed that Ghana had not been exempt either, noting that country’s July inflation rate was 31.7%.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for their leaders at all levels, stating that the people had a variety of roles to play in the advancement of the country.
Masari added, “We have to appreciate what is going on in the world before we unnecessarily criticise a global issue. The issue we have are beyond what one country can solve.
“I consider this as a passing face in our development journey. Countries that are over 400 years old are still facing some crises. 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.”