I Will Fight For the Creation of Apa State -Mark

Posted: February 4, 2013 in BENUE, federal, political, Uncategorized
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President of the Senate, Sen. Dr. David Mark has assured the Idoma
people of Benue south senatorial district that the dream for the
creation of Apa state will surely become a reality.

Sen. Mark dropped this hint while hosting his 2011 campaign directors,
coordinators and secretaries in his country home Akpegede Golf Court,
Otukpo recently.

The senate president stressed that he was sure of the
creation of additional states in the ongoing constitutional reforms
and there was no doubt that Apa state proposed by people from his zone
was certain.

“I have had arguments against the creation of additional states in
this country and nobody has convinced me yet, not even one person.
This is not a campaign slogan but a matter of fact.
There are good reasons why we must get our state. Elections has come
and gone but I have not relented on my struggle for us to get Apa
state. So, it cannot be a campaign issue”. He added.

He charged them to contribute their quota by convincing Nigerians on
reasons for creation of additional states, explaining that when
created it will do all Idoma indigenes good, noting that any one who
condemns the struggle is not a true Idoma person.

Mark further urged
them to unite for the cause informing that the gathering was not a
political move ahead of the forthcoming general elections in 2015 as speculated.

Mark also promised to lobby the government of President Jonathan
according to him, is determined to impact on the lives of the ordinary
citizen to establish the university as apart from the Federal
university of agriculture in Makurdi, there is no higher institution
in the area noting that the Government Technical College Otobi as the
only Federal Government institution in the zone
We will try and get the FUT but what is upper, most in my heart is
that we get Apa state. I have never minced words on this; I’m in
support of the creation of states and in particular Apa state. I will
fight for the creation of Apa state Mark said.

Mark thanked the campaign team for the support accorded him and
encouraged them to keep the faith on.

He pointed that since the last
general elections it was incumbent of him to call and appreciate them
as done the previous year. The Senate President admonished them to pray for peace and unity of the nation.

Earlier, campaign Director General (DG) and minister of interior
Comrade Abba Patrick Francis Moro explained that he is fulfilled by
the fact that the campaign team elected one of most important
personalities in the country, noting that it is only fair to keep the
machines that made the dreams alive.

According to the minister, Nigerian politics is so polarized and
usually tension driven that people cause a lot of violence and
conflicts within the political domain for the purpose of attaining
political power.

This he said was because people wait until election
period to ambush an ordinary person and cajole them to vote for
candidates and their political parties.

The interior minister therefore called on all Idoma people to realize
that as a kingdom aspiring to be a state in Nigeria, they must be able
to give an example to other Nigerians by leading a politics of
consensus that even in ordinary times must be seen to be one united
community under the leadership of the senate president to show the way
forward in future elections.

While also debunking rumour that the meeting was for the 2015 election
ambition as speculated in some quarters, he informed that, it was to
add a new dimension to the politics of Nigeria by not remembering the
electorates only when elections are at the corner.


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