APC didn’t know things were this bad during campaign in 2015 – Oyegun

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party did not know while it was campaigning that the economy of Nigeria was in a very bad state.

The APC chief said the emergence of a president of Buhari’s stature and the APC-led government “at this critical time” was God’s doing.

Odigie-Oyegun said this at a reception held in his honour by the management and staff of the party’s national secretariat in Abuja to mark his 77th birthday on Friday.

He said, “It has been tough times for the nation. When we were campaigning – it is necessary to continue to hammer on this point – we were not in government; we knew things were very bad but we did not know they were as bad as we eventually found them. And the revelations that come out every day continue to buttress that fact.

“Secondly, and that is very important: nobody ever expected the prices of crude to collapse in the way they have done. One can only repeat what Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) said a few days ago and that is, from being a nation that could have an Excess Crude Account, today, because of the collapse of the prices of crude, a lot of the states in this country do not even have enough resources to meet their very basic functions and responsibilities to their citizens.”

Odigie-Oyegun further said with Buhari’s efforts and plans, this would be the last economic crisis the country would face.

He said the President was laying “a solid foundation” for the country such that the mineral resources would be harnessed and the Nigeria of tomorrow would be one that produces.

“We are going through hard times, temporarily, but it is quite clear that the silver lining is there in the cloud because the President and your party are determined that this nation will no longer be a mono-culture economy,” he added.


  1. Hassan Aderemi14 August, 2016 12:22

    Let's make Nigeria great again.

  2. Bunch of clueless fools. Get to work and stop blaming the past government.

  3. You did not knw things were this bad? So all you've promised.are not attainable again, is that wat you are trying to say? Amreport.net for more news

  4. Let's forget about those blame games now, we need the way forward

  5. What have you known now Mr APC national chairman? Am sure you are more blind to realities than before. Wake up, Nigeria is dying in your hands.

  6. But is well, it can only get better.


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