Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Judging APC in 2 years is impatience, wait till 2019 – Okorocha tells Nigerians
Chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Chief Rochas Okorocha, has asked Nigerians to wait till 2019 before passing judgment on the APC led administration.
Okorocha said the country’s leaders were working hard on a daily basis and that Nigerians should be patient with the current government.
The governor said this in his speech during the Federal Government and PGF parley on Policy Synergy in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
He recalled that the APC came to power in 2015, when Nigeria was already battling with an ailing economy, insecurity, corruption and other challenges.
“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from the past sins; we have only been in the mantle of leadership of this great country for two years.
“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expired,” he said.
Okorocha condemned agitation by people from some sections of the country, who were calling for secession.
“We are one united country and Nigeria will always remain indivisible; we don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo. Our determination is to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to the citizens,” he said.
Host governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, in his welcome address, said APC governors had a duty of ensuring accountability, transparency and good governance.
“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo show that the country is getting it right” he said.