Senate President, David Mark has advised the gladiators in the ongoing fight within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to sheathe their swords and embrace peace.
A war has been raging within the ranks of the party over who was responsible for the loss of the March 28 presidential election which Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won.
According to Mark, when the Chairman of the PDP post election assessment committee led by its Chairman and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu visited him, the party is already comatose. Further squabble by its leaders would therefore lead to its final destruction.
He warned that, “unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for the final burial of the party”.
According to him, “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.
“I believe a useful lesson has been learnt from the PDP electoral misfortune. As for me, it is time to put on our thinking caps and chart a new course”.
“I trust Senator Ekweremadu that he and his team will do a good job and unearth the remote and immediate causes of our misfortune and make recommendations that will enhance the future of the party”.