May 7, 2015 – “PDP In Coma, Party Heading For Final Burial” – Senator David Mark Laments
See excerpts from Senate President David Mark’s advice to the PDP party when the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Post-Election Assessment Committee visited him.
“the PDP is already hemorrhaging,” pointing out that, “unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party.
“The PDP is already in a comatose status and we should do all we can to resuscitate the party, rather than this unnecessary rancour 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.
“I have worked closely with the Deputy President of the Senate over the years and I know his capability and capacity to handle issues.”
“a challenge which we must face with all honesty, sincerity of purpose and dedication to duty.”
“if we play credible opposition to ensure good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”