Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has for the umpteenth time told faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the tomorrowâ€™s elective convention to allow the will of the people prevail and restore the dignity of the party.
Mark in a message to the delegates, urged them to shun those ills such as imposition of candidates and impunity that ruined the chances of the party in the previous elections.
He stressed that â€œwe have seen what the imposition of candidates caused us in the past. We cannot travel the same route anymore.
â€œI am sure we have learnt some useful lessons from our electoral misfortune in 2015. We now have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by allowing the will of the people to prevail at the convention.â€
The former Senate President expressed confidence in the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led National Convention Committee to do a good job and return the party to the people.
Mark enjoined party faithful to adhere to the rules of the game in order to guarantee a smooth convention â€œbecause only the rule of law and adherence to the principle of democracy enduresâ€.
He advised the would-be winners and losers to accept the outcome of the elections in the interest of all, saying, â€œWin or lose, we are still one family. All we need to do is put our house in order in the interest of the Party and its members because I can see a bright futureâ€.
He welcomed the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and others back to the party just as he enjoined all those who defected to return home because â€œPDP is still the only national party and a home for all.â€