Imposition of candidates led to PDP’s defeat, says Mark

David-MarkFormer Senate President David Mark, has called on leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to “change from the old ways” of imposing candidates on the people if they want to take over government from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next general elections.

According to Paul Mumeh, his spokesperson, Mark said this on Monday during a meeting with members of the party in his constituency at Otukpo, Benue State where he “canvassed strongly for the repositioning of the party if it must return to power in the next general election.”

“We must come to terms with reality that PDP lost the last general election because of overbearing tendencies of some leaders who imposed candidates on the people.

“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 them.

“The coast is clear that the PDP has the road map for peace, unity and development of Nigeria. Nigerians now know the difference,” he said.

Mark said that the PDP has a bright chance of returning to power in 2019, but they must learn to sacrifice their individual or personal interest, work together and present popular candidates who will “steer the ship of the party ahead of the next general elections.”

Also in attendance at the meeting were former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, State Chairman of PDP, Emmanuel Agbo and Geoffrey Ejiga, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), who all agreed with Mark, saying that; “with the continued non-performance of APC, the PDP has a clean bill of health to return to power but must avoid the pitfall of imposition of candidates for elections.”

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  • Rev

    I hope PDP is not engaging in the sabotage of the economy in other to regain power…Let us learn to put the interest of the people over personal interest. It is the same perverse strategy that got APC into power…but look at the challenges they are facing…because the blood of those they have murdered in the ploy to attain power will continue to cry out! PDP should learn.
    The blood of Nigerians is not worth your political ambition.

  • Mystic mallam

    People like David Mark should be addressing and explaining their Panama loot leakage instead of why they lost power. Where is the talkative EFCC?

  • Mazi JO

    I told you all along. Can’t you figure the illogical phenomenon there? You are talking about representation but foolishly imposing and godfathering bafoons! Wonders shall never end! All politics are grassroots bound. Learn so from hence!

  • Alpha Dinni Thanni

    ,,,,,,,,, Mr, ” Alice in Wonderland ”, So, it took the HE – GOAT more than sixteen years to realised their ( pdp ) unpardonable misnormal to Nigerians and for all his years as the senate president, he failed to legislate a law to put a stop to the killings of his people by the fulani herdsmen ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, animaaaaaaal.