PDP heading for self-destruction, Mark warns
Unless the in-fighting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is put to an end forthwith, the party may be heading for final destruction, President of the Senate, David Mark has warned.
A worried Mark over the continued acrimony between factions in the party, lamented that “the PDP is already hemorrhaging”, adding that, “unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party”.
Mark stated this yesterday when the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu who heads the PDP Post – election assessment committee visited him.
The senate President added that “the party is already in a comatose status and we should do all we can to resuscitate it rather than this unnecessary rancour and buck passing”.
He further said: “The emerging factions are absolutely unnecessary. The combatants must sheathe their swords and embrace dialogue. My appeal is that we should not do anything further that would damage the already fragmented house.
“Everybody should come together and rebuild the party. We have gotten enough bruises. We need not inflict further pains on ourselves, with continuous bickering.
“Enough of this blame-game. We should return to the drawing board and need not wash our dirty linen in the public, anymore.
“I believe a useful lesson has been learnt from the PDP electoral misfortune. As for me, it is time to put on our thinking caps and chart a new course”.
“I trust Ekweremadu that he and his team will do a good job and unearth the remote and immediate causes of our misfortune and make recommendations that will enhance the future of the party”.
Mark stressed “I have worked closely with the Deputy President of the Senate over the years and I know his capability and capacity to handle issues”.
He therefore called on all stakeholders to rise above the present circumstances and work hard to rejuvenate the party.
He said “the new status of the party as an opposition is a challenge which we must face with all honesty, sincerity of purpose and dedication to duty”.
Mark believes that democracy and the nation would be better for it, “if we play credible opposition to ensure good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”.