Fair-weather friends leave PDP for APC — Mark
Ahead of tomorrow’s nonelective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has called for a hitch-free convention to strengthen the party.
Mark, in a goodwill message to delegates to the convention, craved for a peaceful convention that would further unite the party and give all faithful a sense of belonging.
Senator Mark tasked the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led special convention committee not to leave any stone unturned to guarantee a hitch-free exercise.
“We have come this far through a tortuous journey. We cannot afford to make another mistake that could affect the fortunes of the party in the days ahead,” he also counseled.
He recalled his pledge never to dump the party after it lost to the APC in the 2015 general elections.
“Even if I will be the last man standing in the PDP, I will remain in PDP. I have no reason whatsoever to leave the party.
“I have risen to where I am on the platform of the party. The PDP has a manifesto and I believe in it. Those who are decamping from PDP to APC are fair-weather friends of the party.
“So, the point I want to make is that I remain in PDP and I will work hard with other faithful members to bring it back.
“This is democracy; there will always be a winner and a loser in every election. Both parties must accept the outcome in a free and fair contest and move on,” he had said.