In a statement by Mr. Paul Mumeh, his Media Assistant, Mark called for a peaceful outing in the convention scheduled for the Eagles Square, Abuja.
One of such issues is the proposal for the extension of the tenure of office of the National Caretaker Committee headed by former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi to at least four months in order to allow time to prepare and conduct an elective National Convention to elect new officers for the PDP. And I tell us, PDP members, that from the days of (Olusegun) Obasanjo through the days of (Umaru) Yar'Adua to Jonathan, we have done well.
He, however, warned PDP members that the party could not afford to make another mistake.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that at the event, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take over Aso Rock from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. "Nobody should intimidate you".
"The regional agitations and economic challenges being witnessed in the country should not continue".
"So the PDP, if anything, has remained strong".
But the former President would have none of that even though he admits that the PDP is not ideal.
Kashamu was said to be the one who helped Modu-Sheriff procure court judgements that stalled the last two convention of the party in May and August 2016, as well as some of the contradictory judgements by trial courts during the PDP imbroglio. I don't need to talk about whether we have come back. "We succeeded in doing that because of the leverage and autonomy we gave to INEC", he said.
"We also made Nigeria to be the number one foreign direct investment destination in the continent, " he said.
He said, "I want to give you a simple example, an example that all of us know because you don't have to be an economist or engineer to know". We did a lot while in power and our achievements are there for all to see.
The ex-President explained that despite the devastating flood in 2012 that ravaged 50 of farmlands in the country, there was no food scarcity. We had a strong team that was managing the economy of this country.
Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that at 0.8 percent growth in 2017, Nigeria would not be able reduce unemployment and poverty except the government takes an urgent step in the implementation of the 2017 budget.
The former President expressed delight that his administration's Youth Enterprises with Innovation (YouWin) programme, which the present government abandoned, has been endorsed by the World Bank for replication in other developing countries. Who can you say we don't have here?