PDP Begs Nigerians, Says “We Have Learnt From Our Mistakes”


By Sadiq Umar – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Abuja, apologised to Nigerians for the party’s failures while in power for 16 years.

PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, offered the apology on behalf of the party and its leadership at a public function in Abuja.

The party emerged winner in a general election in 1999 and ruled Nigeria as majority party at both federal and state levels until 2015 when it lost to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

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“We have learnt from our mistakes. It was all part of our evolution process. Without it, there can be no maturity.

He said the party is more matured now to provide the best for the country, adding that APC got to power through propaganda and has been ruling by propaganda.

The party’s National Chairman also accused the ruling party of intimidating opposition parties ahead of the next general elections.

“I hereby, as the National Chairman, do admit that the PDP made a lot of mistakes; we are humans, not spirits and the ability to admit is key in moving forward,” he said.

Adding: “We admit that we have made several mistakes; we have passed through all our challenges and have acquired the experience no other party can boast of.

“We were sanctioned by Nigerians at the polls in 2015; let me use this opportunity to apologise for our past mistakes.

“It is the honest thing to do, a legacy to transfer to our children; we cannot continue like that.

“When we make mistakes, we should come out boldly to the people and apologise.

“It is important to do so because we have learnt from our mistakes unlike the All Progressive Congress (APC) that will make mistakes and lie to cover it.

“We apologise to Nigerians that we have made mistakes, we have learnt our lessons and we are ready to begin on a new agenda; experience is the best teacher, no other party has it,” he said.

Similarly, another PDP chieftain, George Bode, also sought the peoples forgiveness saying, ”to err is human and forgive is divine, it was time to walk the talk for the repositioning of the country”.



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