- Ali Kano, the national coordinator of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why Senator Mark should contest in the 2019 presidential election
- Kano said Mark has never, since the inception of the PDP, left the party for one day
- He, however, called on Nigerians to come out en mass and support him for 2019 campaign
Senator David Mark, the former senate president, has come under strong political pressure to run for the 2019 Presidency.
Ali Kano, the national coordinator of a Peoples Democratic Party, said there would be a campaign rally for the former senate president in Sokoto state on Saturday, October 14.
The Leadership reports that the rally is aimed at garnering support and goodwill for Mark’s Presidency, which he said would be in the overall interest of Nigerians, especially the PDP members.
The party chieftain also said that the rally would be replicated in all the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Kano, however, called on Nigerians, especially the youth in Sokoto to come out en mass and support the former senate president 2019 campaign.
He said: ''David Mark is a disciplined military officer, an astute politician who is tested and trusted. He is a thorough bred politician who has more actions in him than words. What’s more, he has the political sagacity and wherewithal lead PDP to victory.
''He presided over the National Assembly for eight years without blemish or blame. He avoided the banana peels brought down his predecessors.
''Nigerians will always remember him for saving our country from constitution crisis during Yar’Adua’s administration, when he came up with Doctrine of Necessity.
''Mark has never, since the inception of the PDP, left the party; for 19 years, he has remained faithful and loyal to the party. He has shown that he is not a fair-weather politician.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Chief Bode George on Friday, October 6, said if made the chairman of PDP, he would work with well meaning members of the party to get the presidential power in 2019.
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