Former Senate President, David Mark has said that the allegations levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are baseless.

Mark was recently following allegations that he collected over N5b from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki has been on trial for allegedly diverting funds meant for the purchase of arms for the army to wage war against Boko Haram.

David Mark’s response

In his response, David Mark said that the EFCC is chasing shadows.

The former Senate President also said that he bought the house inline with the Federal Government’s monetisation policy, during Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.

He also said “I had the right of first refusal. Even if I did not purchase it, someone else would have.

“I am a law-abiding citizen. I did not flout any law.

“Curiously, four houses occupied by the then Presiding Officers of National Assembly were offered to the occupants. All of us, me as the then President of the Senate, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and his Deputy Bayero Nafada were all given the same offer.

“I am at a loss as to why it is now a subject of contention.

“If this persecution is about politics, my political party and the 2019 elections, I dare say that only God and Nigerians would decide. No amount of persecution would alter the will of God.

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“I had refrained from commenting on this because it is already in the law Court. But they have taken the matter to the Court of public opinion.”

PDP issues warning

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (APC) has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop intimidating its leaders.

The chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus issued the warning while reacting to the allegations against David Mark.