ABUJA – The Senate President, David Mark, said on Wednesday in Abuja that he had no reason to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and join the All Progressives Party (APC).
Mark made this known during a thanksgiving service held at the Chapel of Testimony, Apo to mark his 67th birthday.
He gave the assurance that he would remain in the party even if he were to be the last man standing.
“I have heard by way of rumour I am decamping to APC; the social media is awash with that.
“If I will be the last man standing, I will remain in PDP. The rumour is just an unnecessary fabrication and I even heard that one of the papers yesterday had it as a headline.
“The media men must please make sure that they investigate cases before they begin to publish them.
“Nobody has spoken to me from APC, I have no reason whatsoever to leave PDP; I have risen to where I am on the platform of the PDP.“
The senate president said that he believed in the ideology of the PDP and would continue to work hard to ensure that the party emerged victorious in subsequent elections.
“PDP has a manifesto and I believe in it, those who are leaving PDP now are fair weather friends of PDP; so they have gone, they have no problem.
“When PDP bounces back which we will do in the next couple of elections or next election, they will come back again to PDP.
“But I will remain in PDP and I will try to restructure PDP, bring it back again, and this is democracy – there will be a winner and there will be a loser.“
According to Mark, political parties all over the world accept the will of the people, and Nigerians have made their choice, which PDP has accepted.
The former Governor of Plateau, Joshua Dariye, who was also at the church service, said that he had not defected to the APC contrary to media reports.
Dariye said that he had always admired Mark and cherished the relationship they shared.
The former governor said that he was at the church to felicitate with Mark. (NAN)
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