President Muhammadu Buhari is having sleepless nights.
Oyegun said Buhari is always thinking about how he
can improve the economy and the lives of Nigerians,
adding that the people want him to continue in office.
The APC chairman also declared that the party has
proven that it was better than the ousted PDP
administration as the country has been restored to
“the path of economic growth”.
Oyegun spoke on Tuesday at the Umuahia Township
Stadium during a mega rally organized to welcome
defectors from other parties.
He noted that Buhari had delivered dividends of
democracy to Nigerians despite criticisms from the
“There is no question we have some hardship in the
land but every minute Buhari is working to rebuild the
foundation of Nigeria,” Oyegun said.
Oyegun expressed joy that the president “has changed
the narrative with the massive standard gauge railway
system being built to connect other parts of the
He further said that the administration had made a
quantum leap on power generation, saying that with
the current 7000 megawatts, the country would soon
begin to enjoy stable power.
On agriculture, the APC chairman expressed delight
that Nigeria had become self-sufficient in rice
production due to Federal Government’s pragmatic
policy on rice.
“So the message I am giving you is that the bad days
are coming to an end. The good days are beginning by
the end of this year,” he said.
He promised to relay to the president the message
from the people of Abia State urging him (Buhari) to
run for a second term.
Among politicians who joined the ruling party were
former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, ex-Speaker,
Abia House of Assembly, Chief Martins Azubuike (PDP)
(Isialangwa north constituency), former Deputy Gov.
Chris Akomas (Progressive Peoples Alliance), former
PDP governorship aspirant, Chief Uche Ogah, and
retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Chief
Others defectors were four members of the state
house of assembly - Chief Ikedi Ezekwesiri (APGA)
(Umunneochi constituency), Minority Leader, Chief
Solomon Okogbuo (APGA) (Bende south constituency)
and Chief Theophelus Ugboajah (APGA) (Ikwuano