David Mark Commends INEC

Press Release

Mark commends INEC for improved exercise
..........says electorate wishes must prevail

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC)  and security operatives for the  orderly conduct of the 2015  Governorship and State Assembly  elections  so far.

Senator Mark however reiterated  the need for candidates and political parties to allow the wishes of the electorate  prevail saying " it is the only way to avoid rancour and acrimony in the polity".

Speaking to newsmen in Otukpo Ward 1, of Benue State after casting his vote along with his Wife, Helen, Senator Mark noted that there is much improvement in the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections  as against the last elections.

On the issue of security, the Senate President explained that the government is concerned  about the safety of all citizens  adding " there are enough measures  in place to ensure adequate safety of lives and property. I am very certain that with all these arrangements on ground, there will be no security breech anywhere.

"Elections are designed for the electorate to express their wishes  and  elect leaders of their choice .No one should forced against his or her wish."

"People should be allowed to exercise their civic rights. Our elections should be free, fair and credible at all levels." Senator Mark stressed.

He urged all citizens  to be agent of peace even after the elections  in order to move the nation forward.


Paul Mumeh
Chief Press Secrtary to the President of the Senate

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