The Deputy National Chairman (South), All Progressives Congress, Chief Segun Oni, has described those calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as “insincere” and “wicked”.
The former governor of Ekiti State said this during a reception for the Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Soremekun.
He blamed the economic problems in the country on mismanagement and maladministration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
“Have you seen an economy where marabouts are given such humongous cash simply because somebody wants to win an election and return to power at all cost. Those urging the president to resign are mischievous. Buhari did not cause what we are witnessing today.
“We are talking about those who were not content with stealing just money but even crude oil. It was like hiring vandals to situate and superintend over the fortunes of a whole country. That administration committed a lot of atrocities and visited mindboggling crimes upon the people. They just looted Nigeria dry.”
The former governor however expressed optimism that the economy would soon improve going by the efforts of the Federal Government to reverse the situation, which, he said, were already yielding results.
Oni boasted that the APC would recover Ekiti in the 2018 governorship election, adding that the business of developing the state was a serious one.
“You don’t need stargazers or soothsayers to tell you Ekiti does not need flyovers when you cannot pay salaries, when many projects are left abandoned, when civil servants are dying of hunger.”
“Governor Ibikunle Amosun did not say he won’t pay workers just because he is building bridges in Ogun state. During my administration, Ekiti was number 10 on the human development index because we were number 24 on the income per capita index.
“I did not come into government because of money. I have never lacked in my life. I sought the opportunity to govern Ekiti because I saw a need for the intervention of genuine, people-focused administration which my administration gave. Evidences are there, even till today,” he added.