All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former member of House of Representatives, Hon. Duro Meseko, has berated the opposition parties for being deliberately blind to the achievements of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an interview with The Nation, Meseko accused members of the opposition parties, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of mischief and downplaying the “sterling achievements” of the President.
Meseko, who is aspiring for the National Publicity Secretary of APC, it is preposterous for anybody to pretend not to see the monumental achievements already recorded by the Buhari administration, especially in the areas of anti-corruption, security, infrastructural development and the economy, among others.
He said that while opposition is good for the growth of democracy, it must be done with all sense of honesty and discretion and must be devoid of deceit.
Meseko said: “When I look at the volume of work going on across the federal roads in the country and the level of commitment to them, I ask myself if most of these opposition critics live in Nigeria or other planets.
“When I see the gains made in the area of insurgency in the North East and even in the Federal Capital City, Abuja where I live, I ask myself if the opposition elements are not being deliberately mischievous.
“When I look at the anti-corruption war being waged by the Buhari government and the number of convictions already secured, including those of two former governors, I wonder if the opposition is not deliberately blind to these achievements.
“Honestly, I had expected a more robust and honest engagement from opposition elements, but what I got and still getting are bare-faced daylight distortion of facts and figures being sold to the general public in the name of winning the forthcoming elections.”
Speaking further, Meseko said the opposition “has to do an honest introspection and toe the line of constructive criticism for it to be taken seriously by well-meaning Nigerians”.