Senator Mark Commences ‘Thank You Tour’ of 9 Benue South LGAs
Immediate past President of the Senate and the senator representing Benue South senatorial district, Senator David Mark on Monday commenced a ‘Thank You Tour’ of the nine local government areas in Benue South to express his appreciation to the people of the zone for retuning him elected to the Senate.
Senator Mark who commenced the tour with a visit to Agatu on Monday addressed a crowd of supporters and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyalists at Oshigbudu.
Accompanied by former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro as well as the former deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in Benue State, John Ngbede, Senator Mark specially commended the people of Agatu for coming out to vote for him in the middle of the crisis which was unleashed on their community by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
He noted that despite the money spent by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the people of Agatu stood their grounds. “Despite the huge sums of money they spent, the people of Agatu rejected their money and voted for the man they believe in”, he said.
Responding to the rejection of the results by the APC senatorial candidate Daniel Onjeh, Senator Mark said that it had become a normal practice for Onjeh to go to court. “Onjeh going to court is normal. It is the thing losers of elections do. There is nothing to be worried about. I am confident of our victory. This was a fight between the people of Idoma land and external influences, but at the end of the day, the will of our people prevailed”, he added.
A highlight of the visit was a musical performance by group of school children who extolled the virtues of Senator Mark as the leader of the Idoma nation. Moved by the presentation, Senator Mark showered the school children with blessings. “I was once the Senate President and number three citizen in the country. These children touched me with the love they showed me and I believe they will be greater than me”, he said.
Senator Mark thanked all members of the APC, Accord and Labour parties who came to celebrate with him and also graciously extended his gratitude to those who for fear of suspension by their parties could not show up at the event to identify with him.
Senator Mark departed Agatu in high spirits as the tour proceeded to Apa local government area.
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