A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, on Monday said the release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls has further confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has not reneged on his electoral promises to Nigerians.
He also condemned the statement credited to the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, lambasting the federal government for releasing some Boko Haram detainees in exchange for the girls.
Faparusi maintained that the comment, which he described as caustic and inflammatory, lent credence to the widespread belief that the PDP was incorrigibly insensitive and callous to lead Nigeria.
He advised Makarfi to look inward and contrive ways to resolve the hydra-headed intra-party squabbles tearing the party apart rather than making comments that would expose his naivety on issues of governance.
The APC chieftain stated this in a statement he made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti.
Faparusi, a member of the seventh House of Representatives, said assurances of security for all, particularly the release of the 237 girls formed the APC’s cardinal electoral campaign during the 2015 poll, added that translating the promises into actions has indicated that the party has not failed the country.