Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, has said that the party still have 54 years to rule Nigeria.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said being eight years old and six years in power, it still has no fewer than 54 years to go on the “first tranche”.
This is as its former National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, has asked the federal government to take immediate steps to address the twin issues of restructuring and secession, saying if allowed to fester, more Nigerians could come up with fresh demands.
Odigie-Oyegun gave the charge weekend in Abuja at the public presentation of APC’s Litmus Tests, a book written by the Director General, Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Mohammed Lukman.
His position came as the National Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni, declared that the ruling APC still has about 54 years to remain in power “on the first tranche”.
Similarly, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, a platform for all APC Governors, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, said Nigeria’s annual federal budget of $35 billion was grossly inadequate to meet its developmental projections, adding that it needed to be scaled up to between $300 billion and $500 billion dollars annually to meet its aspirations.