It’s too early to judge APC-led federal government – Okorocha

FILE PHOTO: APC Governors and President Buhari
FILE PHOTO: APC Governors and President Buhari

The Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, said on Tuesday that it was too early for Nigerians to judge the APC-led federal government.

The Progressives Governors Forum is the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from past sins or within the two years we have been in the mantle of leadership of this great country.

“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expires,” Mr. Okorocha said at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the federal government, holding in Birnin Kebbi.

The governor reminded Nigerians that those presently at the helm of affairs came on board when the country was at the brink of collapse due to security and economic challenges.

He assured that the APC-led administration would meet the expectations of all Nigerians.

“Our party has the best governors ever produced in the history of this country – from Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Lagos, Imo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Kogi and others.

“When you visit those states, you will know that Nigerians have not made mistake electing us to lead their states affairs.

“We have resolved to fix the economy and it is already being fixed,” he said.

The governor explained that they are working with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to put resources together to stamp out hunger in the country.

“We are united and Nigeria will always remain an indivisible nation.

“We don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo, our determination is only to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to our citizens.

“Hate statements should not be taken serious or regarded from anyone,” he said.

Mr. Okorocha commended Kebbi farmers for saving the country a lot of foreign exchange through their agricultural activities especially rice production.

Earlier, the State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said the governors would continue to work diligently in line with the APC manifesto.

He said they would intensify efforts to eradicate poverty.

“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrate that Nigeria is getting its footsteps right.

“All that helps Nigeria to develop is now brought to debate and discussion table, and we should always cherish what we discuss significantly in order to enhance our development,” Bagudu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retreat was to evaluate current challenges faced by state governments in accessing opportunities and resources provided by various policies of the federal government.



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  • Jacobus James

    Rochas is proving to be a big joker. Everything about him ridicules common sense – his dress sense, his ultra nepotism in Imo, his oppression of the people who made him their governor, his grovelling at the feet of the presidency. It is certain that this man is unfit to wear the toga of a headmaster let alone governor. This is the bane of the Igbos. Having idiots presiding over their affairs. When a team is given an assignment such as APC was given by the Nigerian people, nobody waits until the end of the assignment to pass judgement. Performance is monitored and rated from day one to enable changes, where necessary, to be made to the methodology and productivity deployed. APC has dropped the ball on methodology and productivity. Two years is long enough time to take a good measure of APC in power.

  • DePrince Hab

    Useless set of People

  • 0tile

    God forbid evil. Judging Islamic APC performance at the end of their term is like closing the barn door after the horse has fled. If Nigerians wait further all will be lost. This is an evil government.