The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has said that they never expected what they saw in government when they came on board.
PUNCH reports that Odigie-Oyegun said this on Friday 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.
“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,” he said.
The APC chief added that president Buhari’s emergence “at this critical time” was the handiwork of God.