John Odigie-Oyegun, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has charged the ruling party to provide Nigerians with the change they truly craved for.
Oyegun said this at the launch of ‘APC’s litmus test, Nigerian democracy and politics of change’, a book written by Salihu Lukman, Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, (PGF) in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the former APC chairman, Nigerians have desired change for many years, and that as a “progressive” government, it is proper for the ruling party to address the demands.
He, however, bemoaned “economic forces” which, he said, have disrupted the good intentions the party had before it took over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
He said: “We are in charge today; a progressive government, a progressive regime, and I think it is proper that we show that to the nation when the people want some degree of change.
“We should be responsive to it, we should address it, compromises have to be made, there’s no question about that.”
Oyegun also revealed that the APC document on true federalism was still being worked on, noting that Nigerians would be happy with its proposals.
He said: “So, the earlier we address it, the earlier we show that as a party we are responsive to the feelings of the people, the desires of the people and the wants of the people,” he also said.
“It becomes easier then, to diffuse the kind of stresses that the nation is passing through today. It is [also] my hope that we will begin to get control of the security of this nation.”