What PDP must do to return to power in 2019 –David Mark.
As the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) congresses and convention draws near, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has canvassed strongly for the repositioning of the Party (PDP) if it must return to power in the next general election.
Senator Mark told party faithful at a stakeholders meeting held in his country home Otukpo, Benue state on Monday that PDP had electoral misfortunes in the last general elections because of imposition of candidates against the wishes of the people.
“We must come to terms with reality that PDP lost the last general election because of over bearing tendencies of some leaders who imposed candidates on the people” he said.
“It is inevitable that we must change from the old ways and allow the will of the people prevail. Unfolding events clearly show that the PDP is the party for the people. But we must not take them for granted by forcing unpopular candidates on the people”.
“The coast is clear that the PDP has the road map for peace, unity and development of Nigeria. Nigerians now know the difference.”
Consequently, Senator Mark advised that the popular candidates must be put forward to drive the ship of the party ahead of the next general elections.
He stressed that the PDP has bright chances of returning to power if all party faithful agree to work together in one accord.
To achieve that, Senator Mark stated that people must learn to subject their individual or personal interest for the larger interests of the people. That way, he believes that victory would be assured, processes rancour free; cheaper and more credible.
In other remarks, State Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo; former Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro and elder statesman General Geofrey Ejiga (rtd) corroborated the views of Mark to as a matter of necessity, reposition the party for good.
The trio were of the opinion that the continued non-performance of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) was giving the PDP a clean bill of health to return to power but must avoid the pitfall of imposition of candidates for elections.