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PDP apologises to Nigerians over ‘mistakes in governance’

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja   |   11 November 2015   |   4:08 am  

Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party.

Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday admitted that it made many mistakes during the 16-year period it was in power.

The party tendered an unreserved apology to Nigerians for its error just as it vowed to reposition and empower it to return to power in 2019 and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

Speaking at its maiden press briefing Tuesday in Abuja, Chairman of PDP National Conference Organising Committee, Raymond Dokpesi, said the PDP had made a lot of mistakes in the past.

He said that the first fundamental mistake made by the party was the breach of the power shift pact in 2011.

Dokpesi, who is leading a 53-member committee recalled that when President Umaru Musa Ya’Adua died while in power instead of the PDP to allow somebody from the North to complete his tenure, the party fielded former President Goodluck Jonathan from the South, who was acting President as its presidential candidate in 2011.



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