President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed where his “political laboratory” is located in the country. According to him, Nasarawa State, the only state that was controlled by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which he founded, is his “political laboratory”.
Governor Tanko Al-Makura was elected as Nasarawa Governor on the platform of the CPC in 2011, and was part of the merger and metamorphosis into the present All Progressives Congress (APC), on whose platform Buhari was elected President.
Buahri who spoke on Monday while receiving a delegation from Nasarawa State which was led by the state Governor, Al-Makura, at the Defence House, adjudged the “political experiment” as a success.
In a statement signed by the Director of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari commended Al-Makura for surviving many impeachment plots saying, “Without Nasarawa, there would not have been the APC.”
He added: “From one state, I now have 22 political laboratories.”
Buhari was also quoted as saying that his government would help the states to get more money to improve infrastructure by ensuring that all federally-collectible revenues were paid directly into the Federation Account and each tier of government given its due share.
He said: “As at now, the government does not even know how many revenue accounts it has. We will give all the tiers of government what is due to them but we will hold them accountable as we would the Federal Government.”
Earlier, Al-Makura had said he led the delegation to congratulate Buhari on his victory which was not only a victory for him but a victory for Nigerians.