After 16 years of governance, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigerian’s main opposition party, has apologized to Nigerians for mistakes it committed while in power.
“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,” said Uche Secondus, National Chairman of PDP, at a public national discourse on ‘Contemporary Governance in Nigeria’.
He said, unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that will make mistakes and cover it, the PDP has learnt from its mistakes.
His words: “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.
“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.”
Second expressed happiness with the timeliness of the public discourse, saying it provided the opportunity for members of his party to collectively “press the reset button’’ and set a new agenda for the nation.
He gave assurance that the party, under his watch, would not allow imposition of candidates or any form of impunity.