A National Vice Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr. Segun Oni on Tuesday said the party was elected by Nigerians to what he said is the “impossible”.
He, however, said the APC-led Federal Government would try its best to bring the ongoing suffering of Nigerians to an end.
“Yes, we are elected to do the impossible; we will do our best. I just want to plead that people should give us more realistic expectations”, Mr. Oni said yesterday.
He said the Nigerian economy was already in a comatose due to mismanagement by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before President Muhammadu Buhari was voted into office last year March, adding that the former ruling PDP was fixated on tightening its grip on power at the detriment of the economy.
“The economy was traumatised by a government whose only agenda was to win another round (of elections). Therefore, everything that they could put into trying to win a second round, even bastardising the economy, was done and we are all here”, the APC chieftain said.
Mr. Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State, said Nigerians should be thankful that the APC was voted into office and to turn around the dangerous path the country’s economy had descended to under the PDP government, saying the situation could have been worse.
“The reality on ground is that, if the previous government were (still) in power by now, Nigeria would have virtually packed up, maybe many of us would have become refugees by now”.