…instead be prepared for credible opposition
By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
Senate President, Senator David Mark has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to put the failures of the last elections behind them and be prepared to build a strong and united party ready to play a credible opposition.
Mark, who spoke at a parley with PDP Senators-elect and Reps-elect in Abuja at the weekend, said “We must accept the ups and downs as an opposition party . That is what the PDP is now. We must remain a united family and face the reality.”
The party leadership have been divided in recent time over its lost in the last general elections with some calling for the disolution of the Adamu Mu’azu led National Executives.
Mark stressed that the not- too impressive showing of the PDP in the last elections may in the long term be a blessing to the party and the nation.
According to him, “because we are going back to the drawing board to do a critical review and fashion out a blueprint that would get us out of the woods for good.
“The role of Opposition is strange to us, but it is not a death sentence . We should be ready for the challenges.
“We are prepared to play a credible opposition. I believe the nation and indeed Nigerians would be the best for it.”
Senator Mark however bemoaned the bickering within and among party faithful with all sides trading blames over the poor showing at the polls, saying ” there is no need weeping over lost opportunities or mistakes of yesterday.The failure of yesterday should be our lesson for a better today and a triumphant future,” he added.
He called on all stakeholders of the PDP to bury the hatchet and resolve to work together for a united and progressive party for the future.