The Idoma people in Benue South Senatorial district of Benue state, Thursday, reaffirmed their resolve to again vote for immediate past president of the Senate Senator David Mark.
A statement by Paul Mumeh, the Media Assistant to Senator David Mark, said thousands of Idoma from the zone came out in large numbers to welcome Senator Mark who was coming home for the first time after the Election Appeal Tribunal nullified his election and ordered a rerun.
Like a triumphant entry into the ancient town of Otukpo , Senator Mark navigated through the huge crowd into the Och Idoma palace to brief him on the development.
Senator Mark told his monarch that the appeal tribunal has cancelled his election and called for rerun a development he has no choice but to accept in good faith.
He however cautioned against a situation where outsiders decide the destiny of Idoma people saying: “We must decide for ourselves what we want not what outsiders want us to be . That we must resist.”
Responding, the Och Idoma Dr. Ikoyi Elias Obekpa, assured that no amount of litigation or conspiracy can overturn the resolve of the people.
He stated that Senator Mark has done the Idoma nation proud and I believe he would do more.
The Monarch called for calm and peaceful coexistence saying that when the time comes the Idoma people know who they would vote for and who would adequately represents them.
He said the people cannot afford to toil with their future and destiny , saying we know our best hand. We know what we want. Only the Idoma people would decide not external influence or interference.
The state chairman of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) DR. Emmanuel Agbo and former minister of Interior Abba Moro urged the Idoma people not to cave in to external influence against the interest of Idoma nation.