- The former Senate president, David Mark, will embark on an appreciation tour to his Benue senatorial zone
- The senator said the main purpose of the tour is to show his people that he is grateful for the confidence entrusted in him
- During the tour, Mark will visit several traditional rulers and politicians across parties in his senatorial zone
After 20 years in the Senate, the immediate past president of the Senate, David Mark will on Tuesday, May 7, begin a ‘Thank you tour’ to his Benue South senatorial zone.
A statement issued by Paul Mumeh, the media assistant to Mark said that the tour is to appreciate his people for the trust and confidence reposed on him for 20 years in the upper legislative house, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Senator Mark who was first elected senator in 1999 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has served four terms of 20 years within which he served as president of the Senate for 8 years.
He is billed to meet the traditional rulers, politicians across party lines and all stakeholders in the nine local government areas making the Benue South Senatorial zone.
Senator Mark and his successor Comrade Abba Moro will flag off the tour from Agatu local government area and move to Apa local government council on Tuesday.
The team will visit Ado and Okpokwu local governments on Wednesday, May 8, as well as Oju and Obi local governments on Thursday, May 9.
It will be Ogbadibo and Ohimini local governments’ turn on Friday while the grand finale will be in Otukpo local government on Saturday, May 11.
The programme will be climaxed with a thanksgiving Church service on Sunday, May 12, at St Augustine Catholic Church, Otukpo.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour at the thanksgiving mass.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator Mark, urged the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) to avoid declaring elections inconclusive.
Mark disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen on Saturday, March 23, in Otukpo, adding that inconclusive elections are unhealthy for both politicians and the electorate as it brings disappointment.
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