Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said it was not fair for anybody to compare the present administration’s performance in just three years to the 16 years spent by the Peoples Democratic Party in the saddle.
He said the fact that the opposition PDP had started assessing the present government even shortly after spending two years in office showed that “we have performed well.”
Osinbajo said this in his short remarks at a gala night/dinner organised to round off activities marking the 2018 Democracy Day.
The Vice-President stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari at the event held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Osinbajo said it was important for the current government officials to thank God for having been in office for three years.
He said he would not have believed the prophesy if anybody had told him five years ago that he would become the nation’s Vice-President.
Osinbajo said the administration had recorded great success.
He said for those who had been in government for 16 years comparing themselves to an administration that was just three years, showed that the administration had done very well.
Earlier, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, described the evening as auspicious in the sense that it was the third year of Buhari’s administration and 19 years of democracy.
“As we go into the fourth lap of this administration, good things are about to happen,” he said.
According to the SGF, the democracy lecture delivered by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, on Monday, was one that would be discussed for a long time.
Mustapha said, “Jega spoke truth to power across all divides and that the time has come for Nigerians to begin to tell themselves the truth if the country must experience the desired change.
“He spoke to all divides, executive, judiciary and legislature. I believe it is high time we told ourselves the truth if we must experience the desired change.”
Osinbajo, during the event, formally received members of Team Nigeria that participated in the 21st Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018, Australia.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said the athletes made Nigeria proud at the games both as athletes and ambassadors in discipline and conduct.