Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says the All Progressives Congress, APC, would continue to rule Lagos State and Nigeria as it is the only party Nigerians can trust.
He spoke at the fifth edition of the empowerment programme of Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola in Lagos West over the weekend.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan appealed to Nigerians to entrust the country’s affairs to the ruling party.
Lawan said: “APC, by the Grace of God, will continue to rule Lagos and rule Nigeria.
“All that we need to do is to continue what we are doing now. Support our leaders. Tolerate us. Unite ourselves and of course, remain focused.
“PDP may tell you something funny about the administration of APC at the national level but PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years and all that they did was to leave or bequeath so many challenges to us in 2015.
“By the Grace of God, we are going to turn around the fortunes of this country for the better. We have done so much but we are also challenged especially in the area of security.”
Lawan also defended loans being borrowed by the APC-led administration saying it were channeled towards infrastructural developments across the country.
Lawan added: “When someone tells you that the APC administration only takes loans or borrows money, PDP had 16 years of so many resources and they did very little infrastructure in the country if any. The money disappeared and our options are limited.
“If we have to borrow, we have to borrow responsibly, targeted at capital development and today I want to say without any fear of contradiction that in every part of this country, there is infrastructural development either in terms of roads, bridges, dams and so on and so forth.
“This is to tell you that we desire to develop our country and that APC at all levels deserves the trust of Nigerians because we will always tell Nigerians what it is.
“I want to assure Nigerians that APC as a political party is the one that you can trust because, for us, the citizens of this country are the most essential elements and people that we must always focus on.”