LEGISREPORTS NG – The Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has predicted that Current Senate President, Senator David Mark (PDP, Benue) would stay and grow old in the Senate like the biblical Methuselah as he insisted that there was no plan for Mark, to relinquish his Senate seat soon.
Governor Suswam affirmed that Senator Mark will remain in the Senate until he becomes the “Methuselah” of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly.
Speaking in Otukpo, during the groundbreaking ceremonies for the College of Medical Sciences/Teaching Hospital, University of Agriculture, Otukpo campus by President Goodluck Jonathan, the governor posited that Mark should remain in the Senate because he had attracted Federal Government projects to Benue State since he became a senator in 1999.
He said, “Mark will remain there till he becomes Methuselah. He has been able to attract Federal Government presence to Benue State and we must thank him,”
Jonathan who was represented at the event by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, said, “Rebuilding infrastructure, especially quality education, is part of the transformation agenda of this administration,” he said.
While thanking president Jonathan for implementing his promises as contained in the transformation agenda, Senator Mark decried the fact that some people still did not believe in the president in spite of keeping his to promises.
“Jonathan genuinely carried out all that he promised in his transformation agenda. It is unfortunate that some people do not believe in you, but we believe in you and will continue to support your lofty ideas,” Mark said.
Senator David Mark, who has been a lawmaker since 1999 when Nigeria returned to democratic rule, became the Senate President in 2007, a position he still occupies till date. He is seeking re-election in the Saturday March 28th polls under his party People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
This report was prepared by our reporter in Benue.