Aminu Masari, Katsina State governor.

Criticising President Muhammadu Buhari has been described as rubbish by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State.

Mr Masari who disclosed this in an interview with Television Continental on  Sunday said he thinks the president has not failed despite the growing rate of insecurity among others.

He said the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) remains the strongest, daring anyone in doubt to conduct election and see the outcome.

“I think APC is still the strongest, most reliable and dependable party in Nigeria today. (And) I don’t think Buhari has failed us. I think he has tolerated us,” Mr Masari told the Lagos-based broadcaster.

“Anybody saying the rating of a particular political party has gone down… it can only be tested during elections. And from what we have seen in the (APC) revalidation of new members, I think you (interviewer) are getting it wrong,” he added.

In veil reference to former president Olusegun Obasanjo whom he fell out with and joined defunct CPC and ultimately APC, the Katsina honcho said the incumbent president tolerated much criticism unlike his predecessor.

…you know we had a president, even though a civilian president, who couldn’t take all this rubbish that some people are doing. But he (Buhari) is taking everything.”