Polls Shift: Mark sues for peace

Senator David Mark

The Senate President, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to avoid anything that would cause chaos in the country, in reaction to the postponement of general elections.

In a statement Tuesday, Mr. Mark said putting Nigerians should put the country first rather than being partisan.
He said it was important that everyone involved in the elections should be on the same page for peace to reign in order to achieve a free and fair elections.

”To conduct a peaceful, free, fair and credible election that meets international best practices, unarguably demands that all stakeholders and participants be on the same wave length.

“Any of the steps not taken or subverted could produce a questionable result, that is why, we must all be careful in what we do or say,” Mr. Mark said.

“I believe all Nigerians, both partisan and nonpartisan are passionate and indeed desirous of a successful election for the good of our nation.

“Let us give peace a chance. Let us dutifully follow the laws and rules and make a success of the situation,” he added.

Mr. Mark said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should not be condemned for taking rescheduling the polls.

Mr. Mark added that support and understanding is needed from the international groups in this regard.

The postponement of the polls has stirred widespread controversy across Nigeria with the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, accusing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being behind the move.

The Programme officer at Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, Audu Abdul, said the major reason for the postponement is because the PDP is scared of losing the elections.

“As it stands today, CDD knows that PDP is afraid to lose the elections, so if anybody tells you they want peace to reign in the country, that’s not true,” he said.

“Before the election was postponed, even David Mark himself said last year that we should not be talking about election because Nigeria is at war.

“They wanted to use the issue of PVC to postpone the election so they came out openly to say that they cannot guarantee security. One thing we should not forget is that as we stand today, the Nigerian army is being politicized.

The Director of Centre for Social Justice, Eze Onyekpere, said the elections must hold on this new dates and let people vote for who they want as their leader.


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  • absam777

    Hail the worst and the most corrupt senate president of Nigeria.

  • Arabakpura

    David Mark is one of Jonathan’s gods and he worships him diligently! Abba Moron, remeber him? the man that caused the death of ”nyong” Nigerians and still retained his office and is now David Mark’s campaign manager. He was kept in office to retain the supernatural duties of David by the one who PHD holds!

  • Nduka The Great!

    Dirty dog!

  • Better Tomorrow

    This people must think we are fools. The most corrupt do nothing senate president of all time. After their recent coup with his president are now trying to spin what they did to Nigerian people. MARCH 28 is just round the corner. We will wait for you pigs with your can’t guarantee PDP ARMY. 16 years of your gravy train will definitely come to END. Nigerians stay calm for NEW NIGERIA………

  • Ami

    David Mark has become the most shameful parasite leeching Nigeria’s wealth with his feasting maggots for over 30 unbroken years. This is one recurrent public officer that will never be on the side of the people. He stands for cabalisation of state power and impunity. History will record Mark as someone whose public record brought negative or no value. He is a permanent face in illicit planning and treachery at the federal government. With public officers like him, we don’t need more travellers.

  • Progress

    That Mark could benefit from democracy up to the Senate President speaks volume about our collective value system and mental well being.” telephone not for the poor”?

  • favourtalk

    tell your boss that what he did make nigerians more angry and sees the light that GEJ has really failed the nation and nothing good is coming out of the progress of this nation. we need change and we will never allow this people called PDP to destroy our country….

  • dave

    Nigerians should not forget the role played by David Mark in the annulment of June 12 elections.He should be reminded that we are no fools and this is democracy and not a military regime.To subvert the will of the people is an invitation to anarchy.

  • Onike24

    I find this man particularly odious, ole Buruku! The same man that threatened to kill Abiola if he was sworn in as President, whenever there is anything perfidious, you will find David Mark!