“We made mistakes. On behalf of my colleagues and members of these party, I apologise to Nigerians. We have learnt from our mistakes. It was all part of our evolution process. Without it, there can be no maturity. I believe that PDP is more matured, to provide the best for this country,” he said.
In a swift reaction to the apology, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, expressed happiness that PDP has admitted putting the country in a mess, he said the only way to prove to Nigerians that they have truly repented from their sins is to stay out of power for a long time.
He said: “Our response to this (apology) is that since PDP has realised and accepted that they are sinners and that their crimes of the years brought Nigeria to this sordid state we found ourselves today, we are glad with the admittance.
“It is good that they have finally accepted but now that they are willing to atone for their sins, they must have to spend sufficient time in the trajectory to show that they are truly repentant. Again, they have to wait for Nigerians to forgive them before they can even begin to dream of coming back to power.
“All these desperate campaign from PDP did not show that they have truly repented. If they really want Nigerians to forgive them, they have to be remorseful and demonstrate that they are sober.
“They have to show that remorse by staying away from power because as it is now, we cannot even trust them with power since they have not shown much sincerity. They have not shown enough remorse for Nigerians to consider forgiving them,” he said.