‘Defectors Have No Direction’
BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has said he has no intention of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to another political platform, stressing that politicians who engage in defection have no sense of direction.
Speaking through his media assistant, Paul Mumeh, the former Senate President declared: “No matter the difficulties and challenges, I will remain in the PDP. I was convinced about the party’s ideology to among other things, keep Nigeria United, progressive, peaceful and a nation where every citizen is free to live and pursue his or her legitimate ambition without fear of molestation or intimidation in any part before I joined in 1998″.
Mark, who was addressing PDP faithful at an expanded caucus meeting in Makurdi, Benue state, on Monday was quoted to have said, “PDP will come out stronger from this crisis. Those cross carpeting at will, have no direction. They have no respect for political ideology “.
Describing defection as “as a disservice to democracy”, the former Senate President sad the only way out in sustaining democracy “is to be consistent with political ideology instead of dancing to the whims and caprices of any government in power.”
Senator Mark called on PDP members to work hard towards ensuring the party’s victory in the planned Local Government Councils’ polls, adding, “I want you to go to the field and work hard for the election. We must say no to any electoral malpractices. You must not allow them to manipulate the process. We crave for a free, fair and credible election so that the wish of the people will prevail”.
Senator Mark also called on the Benue State Government to rise up and stave off further attacks on the Benue communities.