The Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Mr. Rochas Okorocha, said on Tuesday that the All Progressives Congress has the best set of governors ever produced in the history of the country.
He also warned Nigerians that it was too early for them to judge the performance of persons elected on the platform of APC, since the party has only spent a little bit over two years at the centre.
“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from past sins or within the two years we have been in the saddle of leadership of this great country.
“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expires,” Okorocha said at the opening of a retreat on policy cooperation between states and the Federal Government, holding in Birnin Kebbi.
The governor reminded Nigerians that those presently at the helm of affairs came on board when the country was on the brink of security and economic crises.
He assured Nigerians that the APC-led administration would meet their expectations.
“Our party has the best governors ever produced in the history of this country – from Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Lagos, Imo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Kogi and others.
“When you visit those states, you will know that Nigerians have not made mistake electing us to lead their state of affairs.
“We have resolved to fix the economy and it has already been fixed,” he said.
The chairman of the progressive governors explained that they were working with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to pool resources and stamp out hunger in the country.
“We are united and Nigeria will always remain an indivisible nation.
“We don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo. Our determination is only to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to our citizens.
“Hate statements should not be taken seriously or regarded from anyone,” he said.
Okorocha commended Kebbi farmers for saving the country a lot of foreign exchange through their agricultural activities, especially rice production.
Earlier, Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said the governors would continue to work diligently in line with the APC manifesto.
He said they would intensify efforts to eradicate poverty.
“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrate that Nigeria is getting its footsteps right.
“All that helps Nigeria to develop is now brought to debate and discussion table, and we should always cherish what we discuss significantly in order to enhance our development,” Bagudu said.