Makarfi Apologises to Aggrieved PDP Members, Urges Reconciliation


John Shiklam in Kaduna

Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, on Saturday apologised to all aggrieved persons in the party.

He urged them to forgive and reconcile with each other in the interest of the party.

Makarfi spoke when the chairman of the reconciliation committee of the party and governor of Bayelsa state, Mr. Seriaki Dickson, paid him a visit at his residence in Kaduna.

‎”No doubt, in the cause of events, we must have hurt each other.

“On behalf of all, as chairman of the Caretaker Committee, I wish to apologise to all, from whichever side they belong, who feel hurt by whatever means,” Makarfi said.

‎According to him, it is a good virtue to say sorry when one is wrong, pointing out that reconciliation is one of the virtues of human relationships.

“We need to reconcile, we need to acknowledge where we went wrong. It is a good virtue to say sorry where you are wrong. It is a good virtue to reconcile. Everyday, whether Christian or Muslim, we pray. It is because we knowingly or unknowingly offend our creator, asking for His forgiveness and reconciling with Him.

“If that is what we do every day, ‎why can we show that we are living by example. Why can’t we among we humans talk to each other, reconcile with each other and learn from past mistakes?” he said.

‎While urging members of the party to embrace dialogue and reconciliation, Makarfi said: “Litigation may just give you a legal victory, but it may not give you a permanent peace and harmony amongst your family.”