Senate president, David Mark, has again taken stock of the unfolding political scenario in the country and submitted that, “what the nation need now, is genuine reconciliation of all sections of the country and not otherwise.”
Mark therefore enjoined the in-coming Muhammadu Buhari administration to take as a priority, genuine reconciliation of all Nigerians in order to assuage the feelings of some aggrieved persons.
Mark said despite different political affiliations on which public officers were elected, “what must be paramount is the service, welfare and security of Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political differences”.
Addressing the congregation at a thanksgiving Mass ahead of the end of the 7th Senate at St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo in Abuja yesterday, Senator Mark canvassed the need to address the insecurity situation especially in the North East zone that have been ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents.
He counseled public office seekers against desperation for power saying “there is no need to be desperate for power, since power comes from God. Once we acknowledge this, we will not be at each other’s throat.”
Mark gave credit to Almighty God for sustaining him throughout the eight years as President of the Senate.
He stated: “…my 16 years in the Senate and eight years as the President of the Senate, is the Lord’s doing, not by my own wisdom, power, intelligence or fame and influence.”
He specifically expressed appreciation to his colleagues in the Senate and by extension the House of Representatives for the support and cooperation which he said helped him to succeed as the President of the Senate.


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