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David Mark Ending 20-Year Senate Stint With Thank You Tour



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Activities to mark David Mark’s 20 year stint as Nigeria’s longest senator are to commence on Tuesday with a thank you tour round the nine local government areas of Benue South Senatorial District.

The tour is to be jointly conducted with his successor as senator, Abba Moro who was Mark’s pick as his replacement.

Mark entered the Senate at the advent of the Fourth Republic as senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and turned out to be a critical player in the politics of the Senate in his first term.

He eventually became the first person to serve an unbroken four-year stint as Senate President between 2007 and 2011. He repeated the feat between 2011 and 2015 and was on ground for a third term when his party lost the majority in the Senate.

A statement issued by his media aide, Paul Mumeh on Monday said:

“Senator Mark and his successor Comrade Abba Moro will flag off the tour from Agatu local government area and move to Apa Local government council on Tuesday.

“The team will visit Ado and Okpokwu local governments on Wednesday as well as Oju and Obi local governments on Thursday.

“It will be Ogbadibo and Ohimini local governments’ turn on Friday while the grand finale will be in Otukpo local government on Saturday.

“The programme will be climaxed with a thanksgiving Church service on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Otukpo.

“Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour at the thanksgiving mass.”

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