Apology pathway to national healing, renewed hope – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said its apology to Nigerians was pathway to national healing, renewal of hope and re-mobilisation of the citizenry for rescuing the nation from current challenges.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja, the party said that it was not unmindful of the fact that lessons had been learnt.
It also said that Nigerians across board were now looking up to its repositioned and rebranded platform to salvage the country from current travails.
According to it, a rebranded PDP will pull the country from the brinks and return her to the path of true democracy, national cohesion and economic prosperity.
“While certain mistakes were made in PDP internal administration prior to the 2015 general election, its new leadership has already smoothened rough edges to ensure strict adherence to internal democracy and good governance in all processes.
“It is imperative to further state that our apology has to do more with the fact that we made certain mistakes that allowed an anti-people movement to take over governance in our country.
“Our situation has become so pathetic that the world is now contemplating on how to help us. Average life span of Nigerians has become low and purchasing power is eroded.
“Therefore, our apology is to ask Nigerians, once again, to put their trust in the rebranded PDP.
“Our party is the only platform that is committed to the national agenda of peace, unity, justice and prosperous nation,” it said.
National Chairman of the party, Mr Uche Secondus, had at a public national discourse on “Contemporary Governance in Nigeria” on Monday in Abuja, apologised to Nigerians for the mistakes the party made while in power.
On behalf of the party, Secondus apologised to Nigerians for impunity, imposition of candidates and other mistakes made in the past.
He assured that under his watch, those vices would not be recorded.