Jonathan has ruined the economy, APC govs cry out

Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused President Jonathan of running the economy aground, leaving them with an empty treasury.

The governors under the umbrella of Progressives Forum also stated that the president-elect, General Mohammadu would be faced with unprecedented financial challenges as he takes the mantle of leadership from Jonathan on May 29.

Chairman of the Forum and Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha made the revelation, Tuesday, after the governors paid a congratulatory visit to Buhari on his electoral victory in Abuja

Okorocha said that the non-payment of April salaries by the federal government was an indication that the economy was in ruins.

The governors elected ​on​ the platform of the All Progressives Congress have stated that they met with President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the precarious state of the Nigerian economy.

“As it stands today, most states of the federation have not been able to pay salaries, even the Federal Government has not been able to pay their April salary and that is worrisome,” he said.

“By May and June, that will be three months and with the huge expectations of the people who voted for us into office, we are hoping that the president-elect will do all that is humanly possible to bring a bail out not only on the states, but the Federal Government as well.”

He also said the APC governors have seen a reason to work together with Mr. Buhari in order to bring about the change that Nigerians are yearning for.

“We also call on our brothers in the other parties to join us to build the Nigeria of our dreams.”

The Imo governor also said they came as a group to formally congratulate Mr. Buhari for a “well deserved victory” in the presidential election which held on March 28.

On the rumoured submission of ninisterial nominees to the President-elect, Mr. Okorocha simply remarked that it was “too early in the day” to do that.

He said the names would be submitted as “soon as necessary”.

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