The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates former Senate President David Mark as he clocks the age of 70 years.
Senator Mark is an exceptional patriot and outstanding statesman, who has dedicated a greater part of his life, both as a soldier and a democrat, towards the stability and development of our dear nation.
The PDP, as a party is particularly proud of Senator Mark’s excellent performance as a two-term Senate President, during which the Senate played unparalleled roles in holding the nation together while strengthening our constitution and democratic institutions, in line with the ideology of the PDP and the visions of our founding fathers.
Senator Mark’s role in leading the PDP-controlled Senate to achieve the first amendment to the 1999 constitution, to among other things insert provisions that ensured credible electoral processes and entrenchment of rule of law, and particularly the granting of operational autonomy to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Judiciary arm by listing them on the first line charge on the Consolidated Revenue Fund, remains a watershed in our democratic experience and history.
Furthermore, the invocation of the Doctrine of Necessity in 2010 to avert a constitutional crisis as well as the critical interventions of the Senate, under Senator Mark, in the resolution of the crisis in the Niger Delta and other parts of the country, stand as credits to his commitment to a stable and united Nigeria, for which the PDP is known for.
The PDP family joins millions of other Nigerians in congratulating Senator Mark as he marks his 70th birthday while praying to God to grant him more strength and wisdom as he continues to be of service to our dear nation.