Thursday, 1 October 2015

Mark Greet Nigerians @ Independence Craves For A Peaceful, United Nation

Immediate past President of the Senate , Senator David Mark has implored Nigerians to guard jealously and uphold the sanctity of the nation's independence attained with sweat and pains of our founding fathers and make the country a better place for all.

He spoke against the backdrop of the current security challenges aggravated by Boko Haram insurgents threatening the peace and unity of the nation saying that every thing must be done to protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

Senator Mark in a good will message to Nigerians to commemorate the nation's 55th Independence anniversary said " our freedom must not be taken for granted adding " We must strive hard for peace and unity of our country at all times".

He recalled the turbulent times the country has gone through in the past including but not limited to the 30 months old fracitidal civil war , various ethno-religious conflicts and insurgencies and submitted that Nigeria has the capacity to overcome the current security challenges if we work together.

According to Mark: "if Nigeria went through all these challenges and survived, we can surmount our present challenges no matter the odds. All that is needed is the political will and cooperation of every one . This is not the time to play the ostrich."

Senator Mark showered encomiums on the Nigerian Arm Forces for their relentless efforts to keep the nation one and urged them not to be deterred by the challenges of current insecurity cased by Boko Haram.

He therefore enjoined Nigerians not to despair under the present circumstances but to be courageous enough and strengthened to over come the present challenges.

Senator Mark added that it was by choice and design that the nation opted for democracy modeled after the American presidential system of government for the good of all citizens.

The former Senate President said that in spite of the imperfections of democracy, there is alternative to democracy because it gives power to the people who makes the ultimate decision.

" I have been an active participant during the military regimes and the current democratic dispensation, therefore I am in a position to say without fear of contradiction that democracy is the best kind of government.

" it is a product of the wishes of the people. It is representative and participatory . Indeed people have a say and determines what they want through the ballot boxes".

He urged Nigerians to support the present administration in the onerous task of improving the lots of the citizenry.

Paul Mumeh,
Media Assistant to Senator David Mark.

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