Senator David Mark, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 National Convention Organizing Committee, has advised party delegates to consider the interests of the people in their decisions.
Mark, in a statement to his news adviser, Paul Mumeh, on Thursday urged PDP members to abide by the rules as the primaries begin with the election of candidates for the State Houses of Assembly seats on Saturday.
The statement partly read, “The party has clear guidelines and rules for the exercises. Every aspirant should be guided by the processes. The party will not compromise any of the rules.
“He counselled delegates to the congresses and conventions to consider the integrity and past accomplishments of aspirants to make informed choices of candidates for the elections.
“In making your decisions, consider the interest of the people. Politics is a conveyor belt to serve humanity. The greater interest of our people is paramount.“
He also cautioned against politics of acrimony, bitterness or violence charging all aspirants to embrace and support whoever emerges.
Mark added that whoever emerges from the open and transparent elections must be the choice of the people.
The former President of the Senate urged all aspirants and their supporters alike to refrain from combative or inflammatory statements to avoid unnecessary provocation.