- Former Senate president David Mark has warned PDP against imposing candidates during primaries
- He advised the party leadership to conduct themselves peacefully according to the rules of the game
- Mark also stressed that the will of the people must be allowed to prevail during the primaries
Former Senate president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, has clamoured for rancour free congresses as party faithful elect delegates for the 2019 polls later this month.
This Day reports that he also cautioned against imposition of candidates by the party leadership during the PDP congresses between now and October.
NAIJ.com gathered that that Senator Mark advised party faithful in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, September 7, to conduct themselves peacefully according to the rules of the game, stressing that the will of the people must be allowed to prevail.
He added: “As we converge to elect delegates to the congresses beginning from Saturday, we must be guided by democratic tenets and observe the principle of fairness and justice.
“We must demonstrate to fellow country men and women that we are truly democratic. I am sure that our members nationwide will showcase our reformed and rebranded Party as the preferred choice for the people.”
The presidential aspirant reiterated why he joined the presidential race saying “I believe I can make a positive difference in Nigeria.”
According to him: “nobody can shy away from the fact that Nigeria is currently faced with intractable security, economic and socio-political challenges that unarguably threatens the corporality of the country.
“Rarely has our country been faced with such a state of uncertainty, despair, suspicion and division. Time has come for all men and women who care and have the requisite experiences and courage to stand up, retrieve it from the brink and lead our nation into prosperity.”
Senator Mark expressed optimism that his road map to economic recovery and prosperity tagged 730 model will turn around the economy of the nation within two years of his administration if elected President.
He said he has assembled a team of young Nigerian Professionals to hit the ground running and facilitate the economic recovery.
Education, he said, would be given top priority as the bedrock for development, adding “we will focus on Education and create a pool of highly trained citizens with excellent IT skills who will be employable as well as create jobs.”
“We will support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) as a matter of priority with interest free cooperative loans and appropriate technology, which will be the main driver of the economy with attendant rate of huge employment opportunities.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Senate president and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Bukola Saraki, has said that his aspiration to rule the country is not just an ambition but a dream he hopes to realise.
Saraki spoke in Owerri, the Imo state capital while meeting with the stakeholders of the party ahead of the October 6, presidential primaries, Saraki, said that Nigeria has never been so divided in ethnicity, politics and religion.
He said that Nigeria need a president who has a national spread to unite all parts of the country, respect national character, grow local businesses and support entrepreneurial skills.
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