By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Makurdi, the Benue State capital, stood still for the greater part of today (Sunday) as citizens trooped out in numbers to catch a glimpse of their son and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark.
According to a statement signed by his Media Assistant Paul Mumeh, Senator Mark literally walked on human heads anywhere he went in the agrarian State capital amidst cheers and ovation of “David Mark, Nigeria!”
The presidential hopeful was in Makurdi, Benue State capital in continuation of his consultation with delegates ahead of the presidential primary election proposed for Port Harcourt, Rivers State and to also participate in the governorship primary election.
State Chairman of the PDP, Sir John Ngbede and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Titus Uba who spoke on behalf of the delegates promised to be in the forefront of Mark’s Presidential Campaign.
Specifically, Ngbede said Senator Mark’s entrance into the Presidential race is an honor for which the people of North Central cannot take for granted.
“We are proud of him and we shall go all out to campaign for him in order to clinch the PDP presidential ticket. Nobody is in doubt of the integrity, capability and competence of Senator Mark to navigate the ship of the nation successfully if elected”, Ngbede stated.
Responding, an elated Senator Mark promised to bring service delivery to the people in a manner that is equitable and fair to all parts of Nigeria if elected.
He said his desire is to see a Nigeria that is prosperous and respected globally adding “We have all it takes to be great if we harness our human and material resources properly. I am prepared to lead the nation to the next level.”
Former Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro had while introducing Senator Mark recalled how the Presidential aspirant intervened in critical situations including the invocation of the Doctrine of Necessity which solved an intractable political logjam to save Nigeria from the precipice.
Moro affirmed that Senator Mark is a ready hand needed to salvage the nation from the rudderless ship.