The dramatic apology tendered by Nigeria’s former ruling Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for its abuse of power in the over 16 years in government is hypocritical and mischievous with the intent to sway unsuspecting Nigerians.
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed made this remarks in an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos during the Easter break.
Mohammed said that rather, the party should return all funds and properties stolen by its members whilst it was running the affairs of government.
The minister described the opposition party’s act of contrition as hollow.
“We insist that Nigeria was looted blind under the watch of the PDP and that the starting point in tendering an apology is for them to return the loot.
“We will not stop talking about the massive looting by the PDP, they brought Nigeria to this sorry pass,” Muhammed said.
He read out the names of some members of the former ruling party, who the current administration described as corrupt individuals.
They include the current chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, the former Financial Secretary, Bolaji Akpan Anani, the immediate past spokesperson of the party, Olisa Metuh and others.
All of them, he said, are all standing trial for stealing funds belonging to the Nigerian government.