David Mark 'What PDP must do regain power in 2019' - ex-senate president

Mark said for the party to return to power in 2019, it must avoid the imposition of candidates.

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Former Senator President, David Mark, has attributed the People's Democratic Party's loss in the in the 2015 general elections to imposition of candidates.

Mark said for the party to return to power in 2019, it must not make the same mistake again.

Speaking at a meeting with PDP members on Monday, April 11, in Otukpo, Benue State, ahead of the party's convention, Mark stressed the need for repositioning if the party would stand a chance to win in the next general election.

“We must come to terms with reality that PDP lost the last general election because of over bearing 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 the people.

“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.

He advised that popular candidates be put forward to “drive the ship of the party ahead of the next general elections.”

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Mark expressed confidence in the PDP's potentials to regain power in 2019 if party faithful agree to work together in one accord.

He noted  that members must learn to sacrifice their individual or personal interest for the larger interests of the people for PDP to cement victories in future elections.

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