As the days draw nearer to the re-run elections ordered by the Court of Appeal for the Benue South Senatorial District, Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu has warned the people of the district that an attempt to vote former Senate President, David Mark, will amount to political suicide.
Abounu who gave the advice recently when the Odudaje community in Okete ward of Otukpo local government area of the state visited him at his Otukpo-Icho country home, cautioned the people against following Mark blindly into opposition.
He said it was embarrassing that Mark’s 16 years at the Senate has been “a total waste and an insult” to the Idoma nation given the enormous power he wielded and the opportunities he had to bring smiles to the faces of his people but which he allegedly frittered away.
He maintained that the people of Benue South senatorial district have been extremely kind to Mark but lamented his ‘listless performance’, his alienation from the people and his present attempt to drag the people into opposition whereas he had in the past consistently warned against taking such an action.
“Do we now join the opposition today because David Mark wants to go for his fifth term as senator? Why does he still need four years at the Senate when in 16 years, eight of which he spent as the Senate President, he has been such a disappointment? Why does David Mark want the Idoma people to mortgage our future?” He asked.