… wants combatants to sheathe sword.
By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
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, Senator David Mark has warned.
Mark, who spoke against the backdrop of the continued acrimony between factions in the party, said that “the PDP is already hemorrhaging”, warning that, “unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party”.
The Senate President spoke on Wednesday when the Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman of the PDP Post-Election Assesment Committee, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, visited him.
Acording to him, “the party is already in a comatose status and we should do all we can to resuscitate the party rather than this unnecessary rancor and bulk passing.”
“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 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”.
Senator 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”.
Senator Mark 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”.
Senator 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”.