Senate President Mark Refutes Postponing 2015 Election

Senate President Mark Refutes Postponing 2015 Election

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on September 23, 2014
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Senator David Mark
Senator David Mark

The Senate President, David Mark, has debunked the rumours that said he postponed the 2015 general elections because of insecurity lingering in the nation.

Mark in a statement on Monday, September 22, 2014 in Abuja denied calling for the postponement of the 2015 election. The controversial statement he made was that ”there is no question of elections; it is not even on the table now. We are in a state of war”.

Opposition party, All Progressives Congress, alleged that the senator made the statement last Tuesday in order to use the grounds of insecurity to rig the 2015 election by diverting people’s votes.

The party said the statement shows the mindset of government officials although Senator Mark denied the comments which seem to have earned him the allegations.

The APC opponents said they were expecting such decisions and have made it known severally. They alleged also that the Federal government intentionally allowed terrorism in the North-East as an opposition stronghold, to thrive in order to use it as a for a ground for second tenure.

According to them, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was just using the Boko Haram insurgency to play the game of politics to the detriment of people’s lives and property and general goodwill of the nation.

In the course of an argument in the Senate Chambers last week, Mark had said that the Boko Haram insurgency, which was the subject of the debate, must be addressed now and not election matters.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, Senator Mark urged the APC to stop deceiving people.

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