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David Mark Former Senate President reacts to Court of Appeal verdict

Senator David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark (GCON), was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015.

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The former Senate President, Senator David Mark, while speaking to members of the Peoples Democratic Party Senate caucus, who paid him a visit, said he was confident that he will be re-elected.

Mark, in a statement issued by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, said “The Appellate tribunal judgement came as a surprise to me. But I am happy there is opportunity for a rerun election. I can assure you that any day, any time, my people will vote for me.”

Adding that “Benue South Senatorial zone is totally a PDP arear. One Senator, the four House of Representative members, 10 out of 11 state House of Assembly members are all members of the PDP . So, clearly, there is no room for APC or any other party in my area."

“Be rest assured that under a free and fair contest , I have no challenger. My people would not be cowed or intimidated to do otherwise.

Read: Court nullifies ex-senate president's election

“I respect the ruling of the Appeal Tribunal , but let no one be deceived by any gimmick that the result of the election was declared while collation was still on. The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) returning officer Professor Latif Tiamiyu who announced the result three days after the election, a university Professor is alive,” Mark said.

Senator David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark (GCON), was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015.

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