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Multi-billion naira campaign fund, internal bickering tears PDP apart (4): Senate President David Mark also worried


PRESIDENT of the Senate, Senator David Mark has equally warned that the PDP would head for its final destruction if the leadership, stakeholders and members failed to end internal bickering, accusation, tongue lashing and media hostility.

Senator Mark stated this when the Deputy President of the Senate, Ekweremadu, and other members of the PDP post-election committee, visited him. He cautioned members of the party that the in-fighting  was unnecessary, condemnable and capable of further deepening the challenges the party is facing.

According to him, all stakeholders must rise above the present circumstances and work hard to rejuvenate the party, against the backdrop that the new status of the PDP as an opposition was a challenge which he said, “must be faced with all honesty, sincerity of purpose and dedication to duty.”

Expressing worries over the unfolding scenario especially from the leadership and between factions in the party, he said, “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 Senate president went on: “The party is already in a comatose status and we should do all we can to resuscitate the party rather than this unnecessary rancor 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.”

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