Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has alerted faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to this Saturday’s elective convention to allow the will of the people prevail and restore the dignity of the party.
Senator Mark in a message to the delegates through a statement signed by his media assistant, Mr Paul Mumeh, urged them to shun those ills such as imposition of candidates and impunity that ruined the chances of the party in the previous elections.
Senator Mark stressed that, “We have seen what the imposition of candidates caused us in the past. We cannot travel the same route anymore.
“I am sure we have learnt some useful lessons from our electoral misfortune in 2015, therefore we now have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by allowing the will of the people to prevail at the convention.”
The former senate president is currently one of Nigeria’s longest serving senator in the red chamber as a member of the PDP.
He expressed confidence in the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led National Convention Committee to do a good job and return the party to the people.
He enjoined party faithful to adhere to the rules of the game in order to guarantee a smooth convention, “as he holds strongly to the fact that only the rule of law and adherence to the principle of democracy endures”.
He advised the would-be winners and losers to accept the outcome of the elections in the interest of all.
Senator Mark noted that all PDP leaders needed to do is put “our house in order in the interest of the party and its members because I can see a bright future.”
Welcoming the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and others back to the party, he appealed to all those who defected to return home because as he put it : “PDP is still the only national party and a home for all.”