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David Mark

Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, Tuesday called for an end to all forms of hostilities between warring communities in Benue state.

Concise News reports that Senator Mark is worried about the casualties arising from the unabating hostilities in parts of Benue state between communities as well as farmers/ herdsmen conflicts.

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A statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh notes that while addressing traditional rulers and politicians separately at Agatu and Apa local government areas during his thank you tour to his constituents after 20 years in the Senate on Tuesday, Senator Mark says there is need to live in harmony with one another.

Senator Mark urges the warring communities to embrace dialogue and seek channels of mediation rather than resort to self- help to resolve conflicts saying that only a peaceful environment guarantees development.

It said that an emotion-laden Senator Mark states “for 20 years in the Senate, you have consistently voted for me unconditionally. I may have in the course of duties made some mistakes or offended some people, If I offended you please forgive me. If anyone willfully or otherwise offended me, I have forgiven.”

It said that Mark thanks his people for ceaseless support over the years just as he asked them to extend the same hands of fellowship to his successor, Comrade Abba Moro.

In or out of public office, Senator Mark stresses that he will continue to champion the course of development in the State.

Benue South Senator-Elect, Moro says Senator Mark has laid a solid foundation for him to build on.

State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Sir, John Ngbede thanks the people for their unalloyed support for the party since 1999, promising that they would continue to reap the dividends of democracy.

In his remarks, the paramount ruler of Agatu His Royal Highness Godwin Onah praised Senator Mark for bringing Idoma nation to the limelight saying that “Mark is a silent achiever”.