David Mark Declares For Presidency, Vows To Fix Nigeria In 2 Years
Former Senate President David Mark on Tuesday declared to run for Nigeria’s presidency come 2019 election.
Mark – one of Nigeria’s longest-serving senators – who was the president of the Senate between 2007 and 2015, picked the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.
The former Senate President said he will fix Nigeria economy in two years while addressing members of the PDP at the Party’s secretariat in Abuja.
“In two years, if given the opportunity, we will turn the economy of this country round, we will solve these security problems, we will bring Nigerians together. The level of distrust in the government today has never been experienced in the history of this country,” Mark said.
He further disclosed that judging by the number of people who have picked the PDP presidential nomination form, “you can comfortably say that PDP is the choice part in the country”.
Senate President Bukola Saraki; former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state; Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, are among the bigwigs who have picked PDP presidential form.
“Anybody who has come here to collect the forms has a blueprint; the blueprint which we title 7:30 representing just two years,” he said.
Mark, a retired brigadier general in the Nigerian army, added:
“I have a very good military background and has been in politics since 1998. I think I have got the credentials to be able to do what I have promised my team.”
“Obviously there are priority areas and restructuring is one of them. I think the time has come to restructure this country.”