The spokesman for All Progressives Congress members in the senate and senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Babafemi Ojudu, on Thursday, denied alleging that Senate President, David Mark, secretly met with senators seeking their support for the extension of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure beyond May 29, 2015.
Rather, Ojudu, who issued a statement in Abuja, said he merely observed while making a speech at an event that Mark’s statement, which stressed the need to win the insurgency war first before talking about the election, made him to believe that the elections would be postponed.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to a report in ThisDay newspaper that quoted me to have said that the Senate President Senator David Mark called Senators to a meeting to request their support for the extension of the regime’s tenure.
“I never said that. What I said was that when we came back from last year’s summer break the president gave a speech where he said, left to him the defeat of Boko Haram should be the nation’s priority now and not an election.
“And I said from that moment on I began to feel that the elections as fixed for February may not hold since the nation may not have overcome Boko Haram by then.
“This was the only time I mentioned Mark in the close to 30 minutes speech that I gave. I called the reporter Mr Gboyega Adesanmi to complain about this early today at about 5.00am and he promised to make amends”.