In reaction to yesterday’s reception in favour of former Senate President, Senator David Mark, in Otukpo, youth from the Benue South Senatorial District, have taken a swipe at the Senator for what they term intimidation with a rented crowd.
The youth under the auspices of Idoma Youth Assembly, said the much publicised grand reception of David Mark which witnessed a great crowd was a fraud in itself as most of the attendees were not indigenes of the senatorial district but a hired crowd from neighbouring areas and mostly from Benue North-West senatorial district.
Condemning the show by the former Senate President, the group’s Speaker, Comrade Mary Oloja said it was embarrassing that Senator Mark could set such a display without shame after leading the region into a nose diving trend while profiting from its benevolence.
She said the people of Benue South Senatorial District had grown out of the hoodwink he had customarily put the entire region through, using his promises of emancipation and creation of Apa state as well as federal presence as these have been disvovered to be tricks used to obtain power and abandon them till after another four years.
“Is it not moral wrong for David Mark to abandon his helicopter and for the first time plight the same roads he refused to repair just because he wants to show humility and gain our votes? The Idoma Youth are wiser today, we will not allow anyone bamboozle us with these theatrics. We are used to him”. She said.
Meanwhile the Idoma Youth Assembly has also called on all Idoma Youth to come out en mass to support the Daniel Onjeh campaign to ensure that falsehood and deceit ill no longer have a place in the polity of Idoma nation.
They said their support for Onjeh was as a result of his resilience and dedication to his cause which will be a marker for all youth in the area and nation to emulate in all their endeavours, with a potential of changing the fortunes of the Nigerian youth.