Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential contender, Senator David Mark, has cautioned some aspirants and their supporters making unguarded statements about the National Convention not to reduce the exercise to a joke saying that the quest to be president of Nigeria is a serious business.
This is contained in a statement signed by Paul Mumeh his Media Assistant
“This is serious business. Those who have nothing to offer should honorably quit from the race instead of degenerating to purveyors of fake news and rumour peddlers”.
Senator Mark was reacting to some insinuations from one of the presidential aspirants that named him and two others to have stepped down for the said aspirant.
He stated: “Those who are afraid of contest have no business in the race. I came into the race well prepared after due consultations with various groups. The positive outcome of my consultations across the country and the overwhelming endorsements encouraged me to vie.
“The PDP is a big family. Nobody should insinuate what does not exist. I’m not aware of any meeting where it was discussed or agreed that any one should step down for another. What I’m aware of is that delegates should vote and let the votes count”.
He therefore urged delegates to be steadfast with him because “I have a clear road map on how the nation can get out of the woods and restore the pride and dignity of Nigeria before the global community once more”.