We Take Responsibility For Problems In The Economy – APC Governors Forum Chairman

Imo State governor and Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, said the APC had taken responsibility for Nigeria’s economic downturn.

He stated that although some of the problems predated the present administration, the party must take responsibility without shifting blame.

Okorocha said, “This was not a problem brought by APC government; it is a problem that has existed long before APC came to government and we are only trying to clear the mess of the past. But we must take responsibility and we must never shift the responsibility to anybody.

“As APC, we are responsible for everything happening in Nigeria. We are responsible for the good, the bad, the ugly, but we are promising Nigerians that we shall fix it.”

Okorocha spoke with State House correspondents after leading the APC governors to a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

While admitting that the country were passing through difficult times, Okorocha said Nigerians were experiencing pains because we are going through what he called “a very serious economic surgery.”

He added, “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. I am sure that by next year, you will begin to see changes; the price of rice will drop, prices of dollars will begin to stabilise and we will see a lot of changes.

“But at this painful moment, nobody likes it. It is like a woman in the labour room. When she is in the labour room, there is no joy, but she has to pass through that moment and that moment, she does not wear her high heel shoes, no makeup, no champagne, no party.”