Senator David Mark has been replaced in the Benue South Senatorial constituency by Senator Abba Moro after representing the district for 20 uninterrupted years.
Senator Mark who once served as the President of the Senate had occupied the seat of a senator since the return of democracy in 1999.
Moro won the senatorial seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mark served as the Senate President in the 6th and 7th Senate but became a floor member after PDP lost majority to the All Progressives Congress in 2015.
He almost lost the election to Daniel Onjeh of APC, during a rerun on February 20, 2016, upon this, the senator became inactive in the house.
David Mark contested for the presidential primary election of PDP but only secured 35 votes.
During the campaign of PDP in Benue South, Senator Mark stated that he was retiring and has anointed the former Minister of Interior to succeed him.
Moro, while speaking at the reception organized in the honour of Senator Mark, he promises to consolidate on the ‘good foundation’ laid by his predecessor.
“I told you during my campaigns that I would provide qualitative and quantitative representation, I promise I will never fail you”.
Moro appreciated his constituents for the mandate given to him, he took the opportunity to call on everyone to join hands to work with him for the betterment of the senatorial district and Nigeria at large.
“Please join me, let’s work together for the good of Benue South and Nigeria at large”.