Mr. Rochas Okorocha has said that governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the best in the history of the country.
The Punch reports that Okorocha who is the chairman of the APC governors’ forum said it was too early to judge the APC administration and begged Nigeria to give it time.
He said at the opening of a retreat on policy cooperation between states and the Federal Government, holding in Birnin Kebbi: “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.”
He reminded Nigerians that the party took over when the country was on the brink of a collapse.
He said: “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.”
“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.”
Okorocha applauded Kebbi farmers for their focus in agriculture and saving the country foreign exchange especially though rice production.
Governor Atiku Bagudu promised that the governors will continue to line with the party’s manifesto insisting they will do everything they can to end poverty.
He said: “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.”
It was earlier reported that Okorocha made a call for oneness, outlining his roots in the east, north and west of Nigeria.
The Imo state governor made his comments at the Progressive Governors Forum currently taking place in the Kebbi state capital, Birnin Kebbi.