President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop bickering and face the new task of providing a credible and formidable opposition in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mark’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Paul Mumeh.
The statement said that Mark made the appeal in Abuja at a parley with elected PDP Senators and members of the House of Representatives.
The senate president said it was important for PDP members to put the failure of the last elections behind them and concentrate in building a strong and united party, ready to offer credible opposition.
“There is no need weeping over lost opportunities or mistakes of yesterday.
“The failure of yesterday should be our lesson for a better today and a triumphant future.
“We must accept the ups and downs as an opposition party, that is what the PDP is now, we must remain a united family and face the reality,” he said.
Mark stressed that the not-too impressive showing of the PDP in the last elections might, in the long term, be a blessing to the party and the nation.
He said that the party must go back to the drawing board, carry out critical review and fashion out a blue print to get itself out of its present circumstances.
“The role of opposition is strange to us, but it is not a death sentence. We should be ready for the challenges.
“We are prepared to play a credible opposition. I believe the nation and indeed, Nigerians would be the best for it”.
He therefore called on all stakeholders in the PDP to shun bickering and resolve to work together for a united and strong party.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has given insight on why President Goodluck Jonathan lost the recent presidential election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari.
The spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, said, Monday, that the party headquarters was delined during the campaigns, and that “overzealous” persons were allowed to run a hate campaign against Buhari, thereby making the former military ruler more popular.
The PDP campaign was characterized by hate campaigns against Mr. Buhari with little emphasis on the achievement of Jonathan.