Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has charged his supporters and voters in Benue to be peaceful ahead of Saturday’s re-run election for the state’s South senatorial district seat.
This is contained in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Paul Mumeh, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mark urged eligible voters among his supporters to come out en masse and vote during the exercise.
He advised them to comply with the rules of the game by being law abiding, adding that those fanning the embers of war should think otherwise.
He said that being in politics was a call for service and not a do-or-die affair, adding that the welfare of the people was paramount.
Mark decried the series of unprovoked attacks on his supporters in the build-up to the election and urged the people of Benue South not to be deterred by the antics of the opposition.
He told the supporters to remain calm even if the opposition may deliberately provoke them to disrupt the election.
“You must stand tall and exercise your franchise within the ambits of the law.
“What we shall not accept is for external forces to decide who represents us. This is an election that affects the political destiny of our people.
“No outsider should decide for us; we must take our destiny in our hands,“ he said.