Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Senate President David Mark said yesterday that some hoodlums attacked him at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Friday during the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mark spoke when the Senate adopted a motion by Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba congratulating Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on their inauguration. 

“Sometimes the followers go overboard either out of excitement or whatever reasons. I also ran into a group of hooligans when I was entering  the Eagles square and they damaged my (car’s) windscreen”, he said.

The Senate charged Buhari’s government to meet the yearnings of Nigerians and reposition the country.
Mark said: “For the first time in the history of the country the presidential election is not before any tribunal.”

He commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat, saying: “It is not just enough to congratulate President Buhari. I think we should also congratulate the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who willingly conceded defeat and followed the announcement with a telephone call to President Buhari.”

He expressed optimism that Nigerians would realise and accept that power rotation is part of democratic process and should be observed with decorum.

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