The All Progressives Congress on Monday said the lingering economic crisis in the country should no longer be blamed on the 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking to correspondents on Monday afternoon after the Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Abuja, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, said the lingering economic crisis in the country should no longer be blamed on the 16-year streak of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We must take responsibility and we must never shift the responsibility to anybody. We are responsible for everything happening in Nigeria.
“The good, the bad, the ugly but we are promising Nigerians that we shall fix it,” Gov. Okorocha said.
It can be recalled that on September 22, President Buhari had blamed the PDP for ruining the economy. “After 16 years of PDP regime, there was no power supply, no much infrastructure, no rail and no security; this is what it left for us,’’ Presient Buhari had said.
Gov. Okorocha, who is also the chairman of APC Governors’ Forum, said the party had now recognised that Nigerians are experiencing untold economic pains and his party had commenced initiatives that would address them.
“We share the pains of Nigerians, every human being must feel it. We also feel what they are going through but we are asking for a little patience let us do things the right way and do it once and for all,” Okorocha said.