Ahead of Saturday’s non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President of the Senate, David Mark, has launched an attack on those leaving his party.
In a statement by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, Mr. Mark recalled his pledge never to dump the party after it lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections.
He said, “Even if I will be the last man standing in the PDP, I will remain in PDP. I have no reason whatsoever to leave the party.
“I have risen to where I am on the platform of the party. The PDP has a manifesto and I believe in it.
“Those who are decamping from PDP to APC are fair-weather friends of the party.
“This is democracy; there will always be a winner and a loser in every election. Both parties must accept the outcome in a free and fair contest and move on,” he said.
The former Senate President urged members to ensure a hitch-free convention that would strengthen the party.
He expressed optimism about the future of the party after the convention, but warned members that the party could not afford to make another mistake.