Thursday, 11 September 2014
We Will Implement The Creation Of More States – David Mark.
Nigeria’s Senate President, David Mark had yesterday declared that the Senate will instill the creation of additional states after it was brought forth by the recently ended national conference.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh in the federal state capital, Abuja.
It read that the idea for the creation of more state’s matched the President’s idea was due to the mass populace desire to end the imbalances created by the current system.
He said this new creation will give Nigerians a more instilled sense of belonging.
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It read: “Even if it takes my last breadth, I want to pursue the creation of state. I will put in my last breadth to ensure the creation of Apa State for my people” .
Mark revealed that the Senate has already advocated for the creation of more states, but some members have opposed with the notion that the existing ones can barely be maintained.
The 2015 National conference had proposed the idea for the creation of additional 18 states to increase the number of states in Nigeria from 36 to 54.
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On the issue of if he would commit and contest for the 2015 senatorial seat, Mark said: I will only make my intention known when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) releases the guidelines and programme for the elections”.
He cautioned future aspirants to political office to coordinate their campaigns on problems that would impact the local citizens instead of engaging in mudslinging or character assassination.
David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark is the current Senate President and was born in April 18 1948.
He is the former military governor of Niger state, he was then a Major General.