Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC says it holds sacred the trust that Nigerians put it in it when they voted it into governance in 2015.
The APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun who said this in his democracy day message to Nigerians appreciated them for voting the APC into governance.
He said the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari will do everything possible not to break the confidence of Nigerians.
“I want to assure you that the APC administration of President Buhari holds your trust to be sacred and will do all that is humanly possible to ensure that these tough times do not last. The 2016 budget which includes N500 billion dedicated to social intervention will begin to have positive impact very soon.
“President Buhari has, in the last year, worked hard to repair Nigeria’s previously tarnished image in the international community; restored the territorial integrity of our country by ensuring the containment of the erstwhile rampaging Boko Haram insurgency and has waged an unrelenting and vigorous war against corruption as he promised in his electioneering campaign”.
The APC National Chairman went further to explain the tough decisions that the President had to take to save the Nigerian economy.
“The President, being fully aware of the tough economic challenges facing Nigerians, has directed his focus on the salvaging of our battered and prostrate economy.
“The very parlous state of the economy inherited by this administration, which has been further battered by the collapse of the price of crude oil and the massive corruption by the past administration, does not need any further restating. However, the government has courageously faced these challenges by taking tough decisions necessary to bring our economy back to buoyancy and self-sustaining growth.
“One of such tough but inevitable decisions is the liberalization of the petroleum downstream sector and the consequent hike in petrol price which led to a call out of workers on an indefinite strike by Organised Labour.
“We thank Nigerians for their understanding of the situation and also Organised Labour for resuming negotiation with government” he said.
Chief Oyegun called on all Nigerians to put aside their differences and join the President to build a stronger Nigeria.
“Finally, I wish once more to congratulate all our compatriots for another successful year of democracy in our dear country Nigeria” he said.