– David Mark, a former Senate president, reveals PDP’s plans on 2019 presidential election
– The party is to nominate only popular candidates to win people’s hearts
It seems that Nigeria’s main opposition party has some serious strategy for 2019 presidential election.
According to a former Senate president, David Mark, the imposition of candidates during the Nigerian general elections of 2015 was the reason why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended its 16-year rule.
Addressing the PDP supporters at his Otukpo country home in Benue state on Monday, Mr Mark said that the PDP should stop impositioning unpopular candidates and reposition to return to power in 2019.
He said: “We must come to terms with reality that PDP lost the last general election because of over bearing tendencies of some leaders who imposed candidates on the people.
It is inevitable that we must change from the old ways and allow the will of the people prevail.
Unfolding events clearly show that the PDP is the party for the people. But we must not take them for granted by forcing unpopular candidates on the people.
The coast is clear that the PDP has the road map for peace, unity and development of Nigeria. Nigerians now know the difference.
Therefore popular candidates should be put forward to drive the ship of the party ahead of the next general elections.”
He also emphasized that the party has all chances of returning to power if all party members work together and sacricifice their personal interest for the sake of ordinary Nigerians.
The meeting was also attanded by Emmanuel Agbo, the state chairman of the PDP, Abba Moro, a former interior minister, and General Geoffrey Ejiga, a member of the PDP board of trustees and caucus leader of the party in the Benue south senatorial zone.