Senate President David Mark says the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may be heading for its final burial following the mass defection, accusations and counter accusations that have rocked the party since its loss in the presidential election.
Senator Mark gave the warning while receiving members of the party’s post-election committee led by Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja yesterday, May 6th.
His statement reads;
“Unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party. The party (PDP) is already comatose and we should do all we can to resuscitate the party rather than this unnecessary rancour and bulk passing.
The emerging factions (in PDP) 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 Senator 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. I have worked closely with the deputy president of the senate over the years and I know his capability and capacity to handle issues.”