APC Governors Assure Buhari of Loyalty, Explains Germany Trip
State governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) on Tuesday in Abuja met with President Muhammadu Buhari and
reassured him of their support and loyalty.
Gov. Rochas Okorochas of Imo, who spoke to State House correspondents
after the meeting held in the Presidential Villa, said the governors were
behind the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari-led
He said they also saluted the president for the successes so far recorded
in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the country.
“We have come to reassure Mr President that the APC governors are solidly
behind him, his fight against corruption; his fight against insurgents and
all his laudable projects.
“We are concerned about the incessant happenings in the National Assembly
and we have taken it upon ourselves to look into the matter, the crisis at
the National Assembly.
“We are going to look into the matter because we need a strong, vibrant
National Assembly to make things move fast in the country,'' he said.
On the financial position of the states, Mr. Okorochas acknowledged that
there had been some improvements in the finances.
“There is a lot of improvement. You will recall that when oil was above
100 dollars, what the states are getting now is close to what they used
to get when oil price was above 100 dollars.''
According to him, this is a clear indication that the President Buhari-led
administration was doing a lot to revive the economy.
“We are not yet there, but we are getting there. We appeal to Nigerians to
be patient with this government because it means well about the welfare of
On the criticism trailing the proposed visit of some governors to Germany
for training, the governor dismissed the insinuation that planned visit
was a jamboree.
“There is nothing like jamboree trip. We are going to Germany because we
cannot do everything here without exchanging ideas.
“Everything you do in your home, your business you share ideas.
“So, we want to see how they have done what they had done to succeed. The
aspiration of Nigeria is to be like other developed countries in the
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