Segun Oni has said many Nigerians will have become refugees if the past administration succeeded at the 2015 Presidential election.
The Deputy National Chairman, (South) of the All Progressives Congress APC made this known in an interview session with Vanguard Newspaper.
Oni said: "The reality on ground is that if the previous Government were in power, by now, Nigeria would have virtually packed up; may be many of us would be refugees by now. So, it is very easy not to remember where we are coming from. Yes, we were elected to do the impossible, we will do our own best."
Speaking on how APC has fared in handling the economy, which has been adjudged by many to be in its worst state, Oni said the economy was bastardised and traumatised by the immediate past government.
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" The economy was traumatized by a government whose only agenda was to win another round. Therefore, everything that they could put into trying to win a second round even bastardising the economy were all done, and we are all here now," he said.
Continuing, Oni said: "Well, the public is right to expect that we would do magic, but the right thing is, there is no magic way out of the problems on ground for Nigeria. I just want to plead that people should give us more realistic expectations. This economy must work, we must get Nigeria back, but it is not as quick as anybody could imagine or just by a touch of the hand.
"So, people are entitled to their expectations, we as a government, we will do our best to ensure that the end would justify this cause. We were not elected to run Nigeria for one year or two years; we were elected to run Nigeria for four years and before we get to an appreciable length of time I am sure, I am confident that we would begin to see very, very obvious changes," Oni said emphatically.
Oni, in August 2016, had said the ruling party was elected to do the impossible but will try all within its powers to get it right.