After several months of blaming the opposition PDP, Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken responsibility for the economic hardship in the land.
The party on Monday said it could no longer lament that the recession was not of its making, but would proffer solutions to the problem so that the citizenry would be saved further nightmare, The Sun reports.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha revealed the APC’s position after a closed door meeting between the party’s governors and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
Okorocha who doubles as the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum said:
“There is no surgery that is not painful.
“Nigeria is going through a very serious economic surgery and that is the pains we are experiencing.
“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 stabilize and we will see a lot of challenges.
“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 doesn’t wear her high heel shoes, no make-up, no champagne, no party; she is going through a process; but shortly after that process, joy cometh once she sees the child.
“So, Nigerians should bear with us as a government.
“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, APC you are responsible for everything happening in Nigeria; we are responsible.
“The good, the bad, the ugly, but we are promising Nigerians that we shall fix it.”
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