Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Monday, May 16, 2016, said the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to assuage the sufferings of Nigerians will be an opportunity for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to return to power in 2019.
In a statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, Mark said following the failure of the APC, there is need for party members to embrace peace and work as a united body ahead of the May 21 national convention.
The former senate president cautioned party members to avoid the pitfalls of the past, such as imposition of candidates against the wishes of the majority.
“We are returning the party to the people and let the people decide. Nigerians can now spot the difference,” Mark said. “The PDP is still the right choice. Therefore, we must respond positively and ultimately return the nation to the path of glory once more.”
Mark also expressed worry over the emerging disaffection within the party members ahead of its forthcoming national convention slated for the capital of Rivers State, the garden city, Port Harcourt on May 21, 2016.
He said, “I think we have realized our past mistakes and learned our lessons. We cannot afford crisis or disaffection within our fold any more.
“It is time for all genuine men and women of our party to make the necessary sacrifice and work honestly towards a united and more cohesive party.”
Stressing that people were bound to disagree in any human endeavour, Mark said, “we must put aside sentiments, personal interest and reconcile honestly and genuinely for the larger interest”.