A politician in Benue State has slammed Senator David Mark saying he is greedy and selfish.
According to Idoma Voice, Chief Acha who is a power broker in the state, has heaped the blame for the underdevelopment of the Senatorial District where Mark comes from, Benue South, on the Senator whom he says, has no interest of the people at heart.
In a chat with newsmen at Asa, Otukpo area of the state during a reception organized in his honour after returning from a self-imposed exile in the United States, Chief Acha revealed that Mark, a retired military officer who was the number three man in the nation for eight years, had every chance and privilege to turn the constituency to ‘heaven on earth’ but that for his ‘selfish interest, he decided to look the other way and enrich his pocket instead.'
The APC chieftain recalled that he nearly lost his life when he came out to challenge a politician who wanted to grab the land of his people in the village.
“How did we get here? For sixteen years, a man occupied a seat and he has nothing to show for it.
Can even Mark and his praise singers drive along Otukpo township road and be bold to call it their hometown? This is pure wickedness.
We are both from the same village but I am ashamed to identify with his failed leadership style.
For sixteen years as the senator representing Benue South, he has nothing to show for it. You won’t believe that pupils of the only primary school in Akpegede, Mark’s village, sit on the bare floor to receive lessons.
I am not castigating him; if you care, I can take you there to see things yourself. I have been to Udi, Ike Ekweremadu’s village and was moved to tears because of what he has done for his people.
What then is our pride that we have a son who was number three man in the nation for eight years?
Instead of attracting development to our land, he instead plundered the land. As long as he remains there, don’t expect any meaningful development in our land,” Acha fumed.
Reminded that Senator Mark sponsors several students through his scholarship scheme, Acha fired:
“You call that scholarship? Now let me shock you. The scholarship ‘scam’ form goes for N500. Now, if 10,000 students acquire the form, that is N5 million, and they would end up picking only 300 students who receive N20, 000 yearly. This is a total scam and not scholarship scheme.”
Commending the current administration of Governor Samuel Ortom, the APC chieftain said the governor might have his own bad sides but was far better than the former governor, Gabriel Suswam.
According to him, few weeks after assuming office, the people of Otukpo were able to have portable water after many years of drinking from the mud.