The President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged PDP faithfuls to stop bickering and face the new task of providing a credible and formidable opposition in the country.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mark’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Paul Mumeh, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement said that Mark made the appeal in Abuja at a parley with elected PDP Senators and members of the House of Representatives.

The senate president said it was important for PDP members to put the failure of the last elections behind them and concentrate in building a strong and united party, ready to offer credible opposition.

“There is no need weeping over lost opportunities or mistakes of yesterday.

“The failure of yesterday should be our lesson for a better today and a triumphant future.

“We must accept the ups and downs as an opposition party, that is what the PDP is now, we must remain a united family and face the reality,” he said.

Mark stressed that the not-too impressive showing of the PDP in the last elections might, in the long term, be a blessing to the party and the nation.

He said that the party must go back to the drawing board, carry out critical review and fashion out a blue print to get itself out of its present circumstances.

“The role of opposition is strange to us, but it is not a death sentence. We should be ready for the challenges.

“We are prepared to play a credible opposition. I believe the nation and indeed, Nigerians would be the best for it”.

He therefore called on all stakeholders in the PDP to shun bickerings and resolve to work together for a united and strong party. (NAN)

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