Blame global economic problem, not APC for hardship in Nigeria — PGF, Uzodinma

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Governor Hope Uzodinma, has emphasised that global economic problem not the ruling party is responsible for the general hardship in the country.

The governor of Imo State made the claim on Monday when he led three other State governors and PGF members, comprising Ekiti Abiodu Oyebanji, Cross-River, Bassey Edet Otu, and Ondo, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to the national headquarters of the party to pay a courtesy visit on the national chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Boasting that the ruling party will sweep the forthcoming Ondo and Edo states governorship elections, Governor Uzodinma, who is the chairman of the APC PGF, revealed that with 20 governors comfortably in charge of affairs in the country, the ruling party will be unstoppable in both states.

Announcing that APC has done well in the country to win the two States, Governor Uzodinma expressed confidence that very soon Nigerians will be jubilant about how Preside Bola Tinubu has managed to navigate the economic waters.

“Of course you know, I am the chairman of PGF and when I speak, I speak on behalf of my colleagues, 20 governors; a party like APC that is in control of 20 states out of 36 and also has produced the President and members of the Federal Executive Council as the majority party and if election is the game of numbers, it means majority will win.

“So when we get to Edo because we are majority party for instance, on the 20th of this month, the National Campaign Council will be inaugurated in Edo State and it is expected that most of us, the members of the PGF will be in attendance.

“Which other party can provide or boast of such asset, politically speaking. So, we don’t need to over flog the horse, the truth of the matter is that the APC has done very well in Nigeria. What is happening currently, is a global economic problem.

“We in Nigeria under our own leadership, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also bringing out policies to ensure, given the kind of economy he met, given the kind of situation he saw when he came, he has started the treatment and by the grace of God, I am very confident that very soon Nigerians will be jubilant about how he has managed to navigate the waters,” he assured.

On the reason for his visit to the party’s secretariat he avoided since the incident of the controversial primary election in Edo, he said: “How can you ask a man who it is his house why he is in his house. We are here, you know of course we are governors of APC.

“APC produced us and we are in Abuja for a meeting and of course in obedience to the discipline of partly and loyalty to party, we have to visit the secretariat to talk with the leadership of the party; chairman and member of the National Working Committee and above all, commiserate with the chairman who also lost his mother-in-law; and also show solidarity with the chairman and managers of our party.

“Those who are serving us, the national leadership of our party, providing service, they are managing our party day to day, there are looking after the policies of the party, they’re in charge of the administration of the party and of course, we members of the party and also critical stakeholders are committed to following and encouraging them as a way of showing support and that is solidarity,” Governor Uzodinma said.

Meanwhile, responding to their visit, Ganduje said: “There is no doubt, we are highly elated we anticipated it today when I got the information that they are coming. So, I think it is a blessing, a big blessing to us. So, we are so happy about it and we have confidence in them.”

“We will do all it takes to ensure that we maintain good relationship with our governors all over the country and we will help to protect their interests and there is no doubt that they’re also assisting the party, they are making the party to be proud as an institution,” Ganduje noted.

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