Benue PDP Backs David Mark For Fifth Term

September 30, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Benue South Senatorial District have endorsed Senate President David Mark as their candidate for next year’s senatorial election.

In a report published by The Nation newspaper, the PDP chieftains adopted Mark as the sole candidate for the election over the weekend at a meeting in Double K Hotel in Otukpo, Benue State.

The Senate President, who was represented by Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, applauded the chieftains’ decision as a sign of the confidence they have in him and promised not to disappoint them. Also, the state PDP Chairman, Agbo Emmanuel, said it would be injustice if Mark was not returned to the senate. He however urged other candidates to shelve their plans and support the Senate President.

David Mark was elected to his position as President of the Senate of Nigeria on June 6, 2007. He ran for re-election to the Senate for Benue South in April 2011 and was elected for a fourth term.

Another candidate interested in the senatorial seat is former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Chief Mike Okibo.