The All Progressives Congress, APC, has charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to apologise to Nigerians for its 16- years of misrule that has brought about hardship in the country.
The call was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the media aide to the APC National Chairman, Segun Dipe.
In the statement, the ruling party challenged the PDP to be “contrite” of its past mistakes of looting and destroying the nation’s economy instead of putting itself as an alternative to a government that is “barely a year on office.”
The statement reads, “Due to PDP’s perfidy, our country’s resources were stolen and opportunities frittered away. But instead of being contrite, the PDP is arrogantly putting itself up as the alternative to a government that is barely one year in office and has inherited a totally ruined economy. This is brazenly irresponsible.
“What the nation can now testify to is that the only thing that united the PDP was their singular commitment to milking the resources of this nation dry, as evident in all the corruption cases that have now been exposed.
“The PDP cannot therefore expect to move on without first taking responsibility for their shameful conduct and ignominious behaviour. The starting point in their long journey to rehabilitation is to apologise to Nigerians
“It is immoral, insensitive, unconscionable and unacceptable for the PDP to hire spin doctors to reel out some figures of GDP growth in their time that never impacted positively on the Nigerian people. Our advice to the party chieftains is that the time is now for them to look Nigerians in the eye and say, ‘we are sorry.”