AS members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continue to bicker over their poor performances at the last general elections, David Mark, Senate president, on Wednesday, May 6, warned that the party would die if they failed to stop immediately all hostilities tearing them apart. Mark said the party was already in coma and haemorrhaging, and that further squabbling by its leaders would lead to its permanent death.
Speaking when he hosted Ike Ekweremadu, chairman of the PDP post-election assessment committee, and deputy Senate president, in his office, Mark said the national leadership of the party had overcome the shock and trauma the party suffered at the polls and therefore, urged members to embrace peace and work with the Ekweremadu committee.
“Unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party,” he said, adding: “The party is already comatose and we should do all we can to resuscitate the party rather than this unnecessary rancour and buck-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.”
President Goodluck Jonathan had intervened in the blame game going on after the election debacle which was tearing the party apart and encouraged the formation of the Post-election Assessment Committee headed by Ekweremadu to help sanitise the party.
— May 18, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT