As apology tendered by the former ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Nigerians continues to generate a lot of reactions, a zonal secretary of the party, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, has clarified that the party apologised to Nigerians not because it was guilty.
Sahel Standard recalls that the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, on Monday, set the tone of apology to Nigerians for “mistakes” made by the party during its sixteen years’ rule.
But explaining the context of the PDP chief’s apology, Jenyo, who is the Southwest secretary of the party, said “it is an apology to let people know that some individuals in our party didn’t meet the expectations.”
He maintained that the apology wasn’t an admittance of guilt on the part of the PDP, noting that the party tendered the apology on behalf of some individuals, who it believed may have wronged their constituencies when they represented the party.
According to him, “Sometimes, the society and people expect much from you and when they don’t get that much through an individual in that particular organisation, then the organisation should be handful to show remorse on behalf of individuals.
“As a party, we are not guilty of any wrongdoing to Nigerians,” he said.
Jenyo added that the apology tendered by the party is appropriate for the party to reclaim lost ground, especially in the Southwest, pointing out that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which controlled most of the states in the zone, have failed the people.
He said, “As far as I am concerned, the APC government is a failure. I have that firm belief that the PDP will take over from them because Nigerians are tired of them.
“They have showed that they have no idea of what governance is, with their continuous blame game. When there is no petrol, it’s PDP. When there is traffic, it’s PDP, for how long are we going to run a country using that approach?
“PDP is no longer the party in government since three years ago, why are they bringing us into their ineptitudeness? They should come to PDP and learn how to govern very well.”