A former senate president, David Mark would pick up the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) presidential nomination form on Tuesday.
This decision has made the battle for who would represent the PDP in the 2019 presidential election tougher than it already was.
The race already has current senate president, Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abubakar Atiku, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, and many other strong contenders.
However, news of Mark picking up the presidential nomination form has sparked public debate on social media. While some have said that David Mark, is one candidate to oust president Buhari out of office, others doubt he would he even become the PDP candidate, let alone contest the 2019 election against Buhari.
See reactions below
When you see Former Vice president for 8 years (Atiku Abubakar), former Senate President for 16 years (Senator David Mark) and the present Senate President (Bukola Saraki) all aspiring for the position of the President under a single Party.
Be sincere, What comes to your mind?
— Kennyblac (@Blac_meek) September 3, 2018
So David Mark is going for the ticket too, this race will be a very tight one.
It can do two things to the winner. Weaken his Arsenal after a strong battle, or prep him up for the War ahead.
But you know what they say, "what dosen't kill you…"
— Chuks .Chinyere(jj) (@chukschinyere47) September 3, 2018
It's obvious David Mark,Suawan and Ortom were all in accord with those in @OfficialPDPNig pushing the Herdsmen narrative with their "boys" in the media because of 2019.
Politicians are terrible people & will do anything to grab power. Even sacrifice those they swore to protect
— Eguando (@teguando1) September 3, 2018
All of them are you using style to fund the party with stolen funds by way of buying nomination form.
Do you think David Mark in his sleep truly thinks he can defeat PMB, even in Benue on a good day.
They are all laundering stolen funds through the party.
— #IamNorth *Drama show (@Emperorzack) September 3, 2018
I think among the PDP aspirant David Mark remain the most qualified candidate to me carry on my vote is u
— patrick ojotule davi (@davi_ojotule) September 3, 2018
David Mark joining the presidential race is basically his way of saying "Since you people are mad, let us all be mad"
— the Morris Monye factor (@Morris_Monye) September 4, 2018
David Mark was the president of the most organized,peaceful and uncontroversial Senate for years.
I would pick him over a Saraki any day.
— The Usual Suspect (@_Hanselem) September 3, 2018
Saraki, Atiku, Kwawanso, David Mark or any other candidate contesting is actually very qualified to be Nigeria's next President.
People saying they all have nothing to offer should be please tell us what Lifeless have offered within the last 3 and half years.
Una Mumu Never do?
— Uncle Ray (@Raynergy) September 3, 2018
David Mark has also joined the presidential aspirants on the PDP platform. These people think they are popular. They are being deceived by the retinue of guests they entertain in their Maitama/ Asokoro mansions. @MBuhari will make short work of them.
— Adebodun FaKayode (@drdebodun) September 4, 2018