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Defection: Mark vows to remain in PDP

Posted: Apr 9, 2015 at 11:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•Says defectors are fair weather friends

By Ignatius Okorocha –  Abuja


Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday put paid to speculations making the rounds that he was contemplating joining the All Progressive Congress ( APC), just as he affirmed his unshakable loyalty to the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP).



“I have no reason to jump ship. I will not leave the PDP. I will be the last man standing for the PDP. The party gave me the platform to be where I am today.

“I will stay in the PDP to contribute my quota to the rebuilding and restructuring of the party. This is democracy. Winners emerge and the losers goes back to the drawing board and rejuvenate,” Mark reassured.

Speaking at a special church service to mark his 67th birthday at St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy Apo in Abuja, the Senate President said: “The outcome of the presidential election in favour of APC is the will of God and majority of Nigerians. We, in the PDP, have accepted the result in good faith.

“Those drifting to the APC now are fair weather friends of the PDP. They are seeking new green areas. When the PDP bounces back, they will seek another return to the PDP.

“I believe in PDP manifestos. I will work hard to bring the party back on track. What is important is that we have established democracy in Nigeria,” he noted.

In his remark, Senate Leader,  Ndoma-Egba eulogized the President of the Senate for the wisdom he has used to pilot the affairs of the National Assembly, adding that his (Mark’s) continued contributions to socio- economic and political development of the country  cannot be undermined.

Also, Senator Tunde Ogbeha prayed God to grant Senator Mark good health, long life and courage in the years ahead.

Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa praised the Senate President for his resourceful leadership and harmonious working relationship between the management and the political leadership.

In his homily, the Parish Priest of St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Innocent Jooji noted that only God determines the destiny of all human and pointed out that God determines whatever the future holds for each and everyone on earth.

He further counseled people to continue to have faith in God.