Elections Shift, Blessing In Disguise, Says Mark

6f419e72c507feb17578d6db5cfe08c6Senate President David Mark has said the postponement of the general elections has provided millions of eligible voters an opportunity to collect their Permanent Voter Cards.

Mark, who made the remark at the opening of the plenary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria in Abuja, said the postponement had turned out to be “a blessing in disguise”.

According to him, if the elections had held on February 14, many Nigerians would have been unable to vote.

“I want to be re-elected back but I do not want to go through the back door, I want to be re-elected with many Nigerians accepting that this is their choice.

“Whatever we can do to enable few more Nigerians to vote on their appointed days, I think it is proper that they do it”, he said.

Mark also restated that there was no place for an interim government in the Nigerian Constitution, saying it was “absolutely alien to the current constitution”.

“We will not allow that”, he said.

In his remarks, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association, said the theme of the conference challenged every Nigerian to nurture their family.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme is titled “Good Families Make Good Nations”.

Oritsejafor appealed to government to continue to work hard to create employment opportunities for young Nigerians.

He also appealed to church leaders to ensure that their followers imbibe sound moral values needed to raise responsible families.