2015: As ‘Mark For President’ Posters Flood Abuja, David Mark Denies Presidential Ambition

As speculations mount over his political ambition in 2015, David Mark, Nigeria’s Senate President, has denied reports that he is eyeing the presidency in 2015, saying such reports are the handiwork of “some mischief makers.”

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to David Mark, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on behalf of his boss yesterday, said the reports of his 2015 ambition were efforts to create disaffection between him and President Goodluck Jonathan.

The statement read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the actions of some mischief makers who are bent on causing disaffection between President Goodluck Jonathan and the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark.

“The trademark of this group is to consistently announce a presidential ambition or interest on behalf of the President of the Senate.

“For this set of mischief makers, the premises of the National Assembly is either flooded with ‘Mark for President’ forms or distinguished senators are forming groups to canvass the said presidential interest. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

“It is imperative to state and emphatically too, that Senator Mark and President Jonathan are on the same page in the onerous task of providing democratic dividends for Nigerians.”

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