Ahead of the Benue South Senatorial district’s re-run election billed for February 20, former President of the Senate, David Mark, has commended members of his constituents for standing by him’in spite of all odds.’
A statement by Paul Mumeh, the Media Assistant to Senator Mark, said the former senate leader made the disclosure while receiving members of Idoma Dreams and Idoma Young Professionals already campaigning for his rerun election, adding: “I am deeply touched by this uncommon show of brotherhood and solidarity.”
The two groups volunteered to campaign for Mark’s rerun election in the nine local government areas of Benue South Senatorial district.
Senator Mark assured the people that he is irrevocably committed to the development of Benue South and beyond and will do everything legitimate to improve their lot.
According to Mark: ” I am deeply touched by this uncommon solidarity. Let me also remind you that in going about the campaign for me please always be law-abiding. I need you to be peaceful during the pre election, Election Day and post election.
“Like I mentioned before, no election is worth injury or loss of life. I crave for a peaceful conduct of election at all times. The choice of representation resides with the people and ultimately God.
“I want to thank you for believing in my leadership and understanding that credible representation at the Senate is of utmost importance.
“By the grace of God, we shall triumph at the rerun election. I will defend the interest of our people at all times.”
Earlier, the team leader of the Idoma Dreams, Mr. Donald Ogah said the campaign for Mark’s return has been impressive “because our people have seen the need to uphold a credible and quality representation and the good works that he represents”.
Ogah maintained that the battle to return Mark to the Senate is not negotiable “because he represents Idoma Dreams. This battle is not for you ( Mark) but for the survival of Idoma nation.
“We would not sit and watch outsiders determine our future and destiny. We have a choice in Senator Mark”.