SENATE PRESIDENT CALLS ON PDP MEMBERS TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE
As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) awaits the outcome of the post-election committee set up to investigate the party’s loss in the 2015 March/April elections, the Senate President, David Mark, has warned that unless the in-fighting in the PDP is brought to an end, the party may be “heading for final destruction”.
In a statement by the spokesman for the Senate President, Mr Paul Mumeh, Sen. Mark warned that “the PDP is already haemorrhaging and unless this is halted, party members may be heading for the final burial of the party”.
The Senate President said the emerging factions were absolutely unnecessary and asked that the combatants must sheathe their swords and embrace dialogue.
He said a useful lesson had been learnt from the PDP electoral misfortune but stakeholders must rise above the present circumstances and work hard to rejuvenate the party.
The PDP lost the Presidential election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-elect of Nigeria.
There has been a lot of concern by the PDP leadership of the loss, leading the party to the inauguration of a post-election committee, headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The Committee’s terms of reference include to investigate the cause of the loss, find out those who are responsible and also do a thorough assessment of spending of the party’s fund during the General elections.