Apology? Impunity Is In PDP’s DNA – Fagbenro-Byron
Mr Sina Fagbenro-Byron is a member of Kowa Party, and he is aspiring to win the party’s ticket to run for the Office of the President of Nigeria.
He does not see the apology of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Nigerians as proof that they have become a new creature and Nigerians should just forgive and say, "go and sin no more".
"You (PDP) have had an institutional culture of politics of impunity, godfatherism, divide and rule and favoritism as a way of conducting business and it is the manifestation of these that Nigerians are feeling the impact of.
"While it is fine and appropriate for them to come out and confess that they have practiced impunity, it is difficult to see how they will unpractice it within the split of a second after practicing it for 16 years.
"It is their culture. It is in their DNA," he said.
Tough words for a repentant soul, you would say, considering the belief that the key to solving a problem is identifying and admitting the problem.
Mr Fagbenro-Byron does not want us to assume he does not appreciate the apology, he has also forgiven them.
What he wants us to know is that the apology does not guarantee remorse, a demonstration of which Nigeria needs more.
Then, how else can PDP demonstrate remorse you would ask He answered, since they have some states they are ruling now, they should show remorse in the internal way they conduct their affairs.
But like a proverbial leopard that cannot change its skin, he doesn’t trust the PDP to be able to change its ways.
"If you practice something for several years it becomes part of you and part of your culture. As a matter of fact, if you look at the APC and PDP, the osmosis between them is so smooth that you hardly know the difference between the two.
"And it is the practice of PDP’s impunity that was carried also into the agglomeration that you and I know as APC,” he said.