Former Senate President of Nigeria, David Alechenu Mark, GCON, has indicated his interest to participate in the presidential race ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He is contesting under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the slogan for his campaign, which is also contained in his campaign poster, is ‘returning power to the people through the people’s leader’.
Mark, who was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 is a sitting lawmaker representing Benue South in the 8th Senate.
The retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General and politician was born in April 1948.
Prior to his senatorial career, Mark was the military governor of Niger State from 1984 to 1986 and the Minister of Communication.
David Mark ran for re-election to the Senate for Benue South in April 2011 and was elected for a fourth term.
He noted then that the polls pointed to his decisive victory, and called for his opponents to work together to improve Nigeria.
When leading the review of the Nigerian Constitution, Mark reportedly urged his colleagues to set aside their personal interests and focus on the interests of the Nigerian people.