Benue South Rerun: I’m Psychologically Prepared – David Mark

The immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark  has stated that the growing interest of his people and endorsement by various stakeholders for him ahead of the February 20, 2016 rerun election for Benue South has encouraged and made him psychologically prepared.

Senator Mark said he is overwhelmed by the uncommon support and solidarity by his constituents and therefore emboldened to face the election.

He promised to serve and defend the interest of his constituents at all times no matter the odds and circumstance.

He stated:” I am psychologically and emotionally prepared for the rerun election on account of the growing support from my constituents who are urging me on. I enjoy the support and confidence of my people. God helping us I will not let them down, I will serve creditably.”

Senator Mark’s confidence is anchored on God , the overwhelming support and solidarity from his Benue South constituents who see  him as a rallying point and a symbol of their hopes and aspirations .

For them, the forthcoming rerun election is a battle for the interest and survival of the Idoma people which Senator Mark represents.

Already, PDP Senate caucus led by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu,  Benue state House of Representatives caucus, Benue state zone C House of Assembly Caucus, the league of Idoma Professors, the Idoma Dreams,  the Idoma Young Professionals, the Idoma Prosperity Group  as well as women groups have separately thrown their weights behind Senator Mark for the rerun election.

The various groups anchored their support for Senator Mark on the basis of achievements for his Benue South constituency and his antecedents of effective and quality representation in the National Assembly.

At another meeting of Ado solidarity forum held in Otukpo at the weekend, convener of the parley and former Chairman of the board of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)  Chief Patrick Ogbu said the re election of Senator Mark is sine qua non with the aspiration of the people of Benue South.

Ogbu maintained that the Idoma people have come to the realization that the gang up against Senator Mark by external forces is actually a conspiracy against the zone saying “No campaign of calumny can stop the Idoma dream”.

For Ogbu and his co convener Ekpe Ogbu, the re election of Mark is a battle for Idomas’ self determination and survival as a people which no outsider should decide for them.

Senator Mark has maintained that he is irrevocably committed to the development of Benue South and beyond. He said he will do only those things that will bring peace, unity and progress to the Nigerian people.



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