From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has warned that the APC-led Federal Government cannot fix the current economic and other challenges confronting Nigerians in eight years.
Speaking recently at the headquarters of the party, in Abuja, he said it would be extremely difficult to fix the level of rot in the country.
He said: “We are in very difficult and troubling times. President Mohammadu Buhari is trying strenuously to rebuild the shattered economy, to diversify our economic potential, which up till now most unfortunately rested solely and unintelligently on crude oil.
“The result of the collapsed economy in addition to the collapse in the crude oil market has disrupted our economy, which has manifested in the individual deprivations of Nigerians all over the country.
“I have been severally criticised for saying that the change we stand for is something that can be accomplished and completed in the life of our present four-year tenure. It will not be completed even in eight years.
“The task is enormous, challenging and worth fighting for. We stand on the threshold of history. God put this nation called Nigeria together for a purpose and he does not make mistake. We have a manifest destiny.”
In another development, Oyegun warned corrupt defectors to the party that they would not be offered any special protection from the long arms of the law.
“I know that those who don’t wish us well often tend to misinterpret some of these happenings as running away thinking that they would have protection from the EFCC.
“Of course, I am not aware that anybody is harassing the defectors with the EFCC. In any case, it is obvious and played out today that we do not offer sanctuary to anybody running from the arms of the law.” (The Sun)