The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the victory of his party, the APC in Saturday’s election was for the ordinary Nigerians.
The Ministry held a victory celebration event in honour of the Minister on Thursday, to congratulate him and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for winning Saturday’s polls in Kwara State.
The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki lost his seat at the National Assembly to the candidate of the APC in Kwara.
Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed said the credit “for the liberation of Kwara goes to the good people of state.
“A simple slogan, ‘O To Ge’ (enough is enough), captured the determination of the people to vote out those who have held them down for decades. And that is precisely what they did,” Mohammed said.
“Permit me to also thank all Nigerians, most sincerely, for re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I must say that I have no doubt at all that Nigerians will re-elect the President. I said that over and over again before the election.
“Overall, this government is doing more with less and is restoring decency and integrity to governance. Like the New York Times said, the re-election of President Buhari is a referendum on honesty. There is no better way to put it.
“Last weekend’s election is a direct contest between ordinary Nigerians and the elites, most of whom are rent seekers. Of course, the ordinary Nigerians have won.”
Speaking earlier at the event, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Grace Gekpe, said, “Today we are here this morning on behalf of the entire staff of the Ministry of Information and culture to congratulate you and celebrate with you on the victory you obtained in Kwara State.”
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