Why Mark can’t govern Nigeria – Kinsman

A senatorial aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has faulted the declaration of his kinsman and former Senate President, David Mark, describing him as a “monumental failure to the entire Benue south people.” Onjeh, who was at the national secretariat yesterday to obtain his nomination forms to contest ticket of APC ahead of Benue south senatorial election, said Benue has been been completely disconnected from the federal government despite having David Mark as Senate President for eight years.
When asked to comment on the recent declaration by Mark to contest the presidential ticket the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former Student Union leader said: “Well, ideally it would be appropriate to support one from your home town particularly for the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It is an exalted office every ethnic or tribe would want to have his/her own occupy but unfortunately in my own view, he (David Mark) does not deserve the support because he has been given the responsibility before and he failed.
“David Mark was a monumental failure to the entire Benue South people like they say charity begins at home, he practically made the Senate his permanent abode.
He has been there twice as an ordinary senator and twice as a sitting Senate President.
At the time that he was a sitting senator under GEJ, one would be correct to say he was a defacto- President in the Country.
He had everything at his disposal to effect the change you expect to see in this nation particularly with respect with Benue South people.
“When he declared for President revently, he talked about addressing the poverty issues in the country within 2 years.
If you were there as a sitting senator and a defactopresident of Nigeria, and then your people are living in abject poverty and deprivation, the length of his stay does not commensurate with the level of development on ground in Benue South, no molecule of development in Benue South.
“In fact Benue South has been completely disconnected from the federal government.
The dividends of democracy which ought to had come through the same man who wants to run for election today and apart from the deplorable State of Benue South.
“One would have expected he brought back to bear before GEJ administration to address series of security issues we had in the Country, ranging from Book Haram to Kidnapping, Herdmens/ farmers clash that we had in Agatu, a very very notorious one for that matter at the time they were in Government.
Agatu people where attacked at will, several lives were lost, lives were lost in Agatu than we have under this administration but that was right under the nose of the same man who is claiming to provide security for the nation who was a sitting senator, people died in Agatu and we didn’t hear remark or any major statement in condemnation of the attack of Agatu people or an attempt to proffer solution to the security challenges that we had in Agatu.”

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