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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Your statements smacks of a man disconnected with the people who voted for him- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom replies David Mark

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has replied former senate President, David Mark, who mocked him at an event in Rivers state yesterday.

At the ommissioning of some projects in Rivers state yesterday, Mark said while Rivers State governor, Wike was commissioning projects, his state governor, Ortom, was handing over wheelbarrows as youth empowerment tools. Lol
Ortom in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, said Mark's statement shows that he is clearly not connected with the people that have voted him as a Senator for five consecutive times.

The statement in part reads

We listened to the comments made by the Senator Representing Benue South Senatorial District, David Mark at a function in Port Harcourt where he compared developments in Rivers and Benue States.

Mark accused Governor Samuel Ortom of "giving out wheelbarrows to empower people" when, according to him, other states are commissioning projects.

We do not intend to belabour the issue of wheelbarrows which we have already made clarification that the carts were donated by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, for victims of armed herdsmen attacks in the state. Perhaps only Senator David Mark is not aware of this fact.

Mark's statements smack of a man who has obviously been disconnected with the very people who voted him. His utterances also exude envy against Governor Ortom who is succeeding where Mark has failed. In Benue South which Senator Mark represents, the Ortom administration has embarked on a number of projects for the people.

The Oshigbudu-Ogbagaji road which Governor Ortom recently completed was abandoned by the previous administration, yet Senator Mark kept sealed lips. Other projects in the zone being carried out by the present administration include the Otukpo-Utonkon road, the Oju-Obussa road, construction of feeder roads in various communities of the zone to link them with townships, electrification of communities in local government areas of the zone, construction and equipping of hundreds of classroom blocks in different primary schools, construction and equipping of primary health centres in all the nine local government areas of the senatorial district, activation of the Otukpo water scheme and provision of boreholes in rural settlements.

On Monday, May 22, Governor Ortom hosted an expanded town hall meeting at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi which was attended by stakeholders from all walks of life and Senator Mark was also invited but he again failed to attend. The Governor briefed the people of the state on his two-year scorecard and received a standing ovation for his performance.

Agatu which is a local government area under David Mark's senatorial district affected by herdsmen attacks is today peaceful owing to the security initiatives of Governor Ortom. The people of the area have not hidden their joy and have been appreciating the Governor for ensuring the return of peace. We are not aware of any effort Mark has made to curb the crisis as a serving senator representing the people of that part of the state.

Senator Mark certainly owes the people of Benue South an explanation on why the Otukpo-Enugu federal highway is still a death trap after many years that the contract was awarded by the government. Mark used the road project and his perennial promise for the creation of Apa State as campaign lullabies just to ensure his return to the red chamber of the senate on five occasions.

It is rather unfortunate that Mark has failed to see the deliberate underdevelopment of the state by the government of his political party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, particularly the part of the state which he has represented as senator for nearly 20 years. It is within the same period that Mark rose to become President of the Senate, the number three helmsman in the country for eight uninterrupted years and had ample opportunity to address the development needs of the people.

Township roads in Otukpo where Mark lives anytime he is in the state were abandoned by the PDP administration with Senator Mark doing nothing for as many years as their government lasted in power until the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration assumed office and concerted efforts at addressing the neglect of the town commenced.

Senator Mark might not have known about the poor nature of the roads in the senatorial district he represents because for about sixteen years, he flew from Abuja to his golf course in Otukpo via a chopper.

On the comments attributed to Mark's host, Governor Nyesom Wike, we will ignore him again in compliance with the directive of Governor Samuel Ortom.

22 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

My Governor, please take a chill pill.

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Moses said...

pot calling kettle black. david mark was senate president for how many years and what did he do for his constituents? nothing much, now they are

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trading words over foolish issues. stupid set of people.

Anonymous said...

David mark you see yourself?/ You used helicopter to fly to your home instead of preparing the roads ..

Marcel said...

David Mark don buy market oo. As Senate president, he did absolutely nothing for his people!

Anonymous said...

Senator David Mark is a disgrace to my people, occupied Senate president for eight years nothing to show for it.

Anonymous said...

This mumu call Mark should short his trap. Go to Otupo and see nonsense, this has house in Panama island, shame

prince said...

SENATOR DAVID MARK THAT HAS SWORN NOT TO LEAVE THE SENATE UNLESS DEATH DO THEM PART, WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO SHOW THAT HE DID FOR HIS PEOPLE FOR ALL THESE DONKEY YEARS HE HAD BEEN A SENATOR EVEN AS PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. THOSE WHISTLE-BLOWERS SHOULD LOOK TOWARDS HIS DIRECTION

Anonymous said...

Kaaaaaai,liars!!!!! I live in otukpo nd all dose tins he said dey ve done, are all lies!!! "activation of otukpo water scheme" my ass... Nd d Otukpo-Utonkon road was done by d Suswam administration.. D parts dat ve gotten bad re still like dat.. Ortom didnt do sh** dere.. Infact, every accomolshment stated there are jst lies?!!!

Anonymous said...

mark ought to be ashamed of himself to utter such words about ortom that has just spent two years on power. what did he do for his pple? not even in his village. yeye man. he only enriched his family while otukpo is so impoverished with nothing to show for his leadership. he has no moral justification to condemn anyone cos he is a disgrace to himself and the entire pple of Idoma land. he should go to hell. he is just marrying up and down and producing children like chicken.

zuali said...

abeg enuf of dz shit,we need money!aargh

Anonymous said...

all have sinned

Lloyd Walter said...

its actually a shame to give out wheel barrow as an empowerment to youths in ur state if we must call a spade by its name. You are just too clueless as a governor and dats it.

Mamafifty said...

David mark supposed not to hold any political post ,only that Nigerians forget so easily,when he was minister of communication, he said telephone is not for the poor because he did not know the connection between communication and economy development. Until somebody came on board who understand that communication is for everybody.so how can he connect with his people. Agbaya.

Mamafifty said...

David mark supposed not to hold any political post ,only that Nigerians forget so easily,when he was minister of communication, he said telephone is not for the poor because he did not know the connection between communication and economy development. Until somebody came on board who understand that communication is for everybody.so how can he connect with his people. Agbaya.

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Mamafifty said...

He was the one that said telephone is not for the poor because he does not know the connection between communication and economy development .until somebody came and showed him that telephone is for everybody, how can he connect with his people.

prince samuel said...

Make una leave my senator alone.

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Anonymous said...

Yes i agree with u that the givernment of benue state is clueless,but D. M should be the very last person to talk about this issue. All the alligations of the press briefing issued by the state govt. To the best of my knowledge is tru. So which one of them is better off?

Anonymous said...

Governor wheelbarrow I hail o!!!

Anonymous said...

EVIL GOVERNOR YOUR GENERATIONS AND CHILDREN ON BORN WILL SUFFER FROM YOUR WICKEDNESS...

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