by Tosin Adesina
According to Wikipedia, legacy is defined as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past”.
The major aim of individuals in life is to leave something behind that will serve as a focal point to their existence.
Despite the poor leadership Nigeria has experienced from independence till date, each administration has struggled within its capacity to have a long lasting legacy that will surpass its administration.
The most remarkable one so far is the deregulation of the communication sector that led to the influx of communication investors into Nigeria and today we are all proud of what the Obasanjo administration has bequeathed to us through that deregulation policy.
Also, the Goodluck Jonathan administration conceived and completed the Kaduna-Abuja railway project despite the fact that it was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari -Nigerians know the truth about the project, about the initiator, among other projects of his administration.
However, it is about the legacy the APC is building for itself in Nigeria at the moment. The Party was voted into power in the year 2015 with lots of goodwill and promises that swayed Nigerian voters towards the Party.
Two years after, there is really nothing to show for it, apart from Power point presentations that don’t bring food to the table.
The first pointer to the APC’s impending failure was when the party claimed it never made any promise to Nigerians about what they will do in 100 days.
The matter later came to a crescendo when the party finally disowned all its manifestos and said they only promised three things: To fight insecurity, reposition the economy and eradicate corruption.
Using their three promises as a yardstick, the performance is below average as today’s insecurity is on a high side.
This was also re-echoed recently by Speaker Yakubu Dogara that there is a military presence in twenty-eight states of the federation at the moment. Apart from that the dreaded Boko Haram sect is still killing innocent Nigerians in the North Eastern state of Borno, among others.
The economy now wears a toga of recession while the fight against corruption is one sided.
Despite the failure of their three promises, the main Project that could have served as a legacy project for the APC which is the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is now abandoned by the contractors.
When 2019 comes and APC fails to clinch power, what are we going to remember them for?