The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has apologized to Nigerians for fueling deep divisions in the country.
Through several tweets, the party had said “In 12 days, President Buhari has spent £6m (Six Million Pounds) in London. Change is really here.
Again, “Governor Fayose may have to take extra security measures to prevent Aisha Buhari or the 1st family from assassinating him.”
And this: “First Lady Aisha Buhari got $22m forex from CBN.
“On the instructions of the CBN Governor, Emefiele, she sold dollars at N362 same day. #CorruptionAndBuhari.”
As a result, the new party chairman accepted responsibility for what it describes as “Fostering a toxic atmosphere.”
According to PDP, “We have noticed, with a growing sense of dismay, the level of toxicity that pervades the political space with respect to discussions on national issues.
“This toxicity, some of which finds expression in discussions across social media platforms, has reached the level where bridges are being burnt.
“Also, personal relationships are being strained and an unnecessary tension fills what should ordinarily be patriotic and enlightening conversations on how to move the nation forward.
“We accept responsibility and apologize for whatever role we have played in reaching this level of toxicity.
“Henceforth, we commit to focusing only on the issues and proffering cogent & competent solutions to the issues facing the nation.”
PDP promised Nigerians will no longer see toxic attacks from them asking supporters to shun offensive social media rhetoric.
“We urge our supporters to henceforth show more restraint and maturity as we point out the many obvious flaws of this administration and proffer solutions & alternatives to their many failures,” PDP said.
“We’re not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.
“Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.