DAVID MARK WAS ONE OF MY MOST DEPENDABLE SUBORDINATES IN THE ARMY- DANJUMA

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Former Minister of Defence, General Yakubu Danjuma has  described former Senate President David Mark, as one of his most dependable subordinates in the military.

Danjuma who was chairman at a dinner in Abuja to commemorate Mark’s 70th birthday said that he was not surprised that the senator is doing so well in politics.

“David was one of my dependable subordinates in the army. I am not surprised that he is doing so well in politics, becoming the longest serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the former chief of army staff said.

“David doesn’t look 70 at all to me. By the grace of God he will continue to serve his country in good health.”

Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan who was one of the dignitaries at the occasion said that Mark was exceptionally skilful as Senate President and carried everybody along.

Lawan described the celebrator as his mentor.

“I learnt a lot from him for which I will always remain grateful to him,” he said.

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, who led members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party congratulated Mark on his birthday.

He described Mark as a soldier per excellence.

He noted that in the Niger Delta area, especially Rivers State, although he retired a Brigadier General, the people still referred to him as Major Mark because of the role he played as chairman of the panel on abandoned property.

Secondus who said that there was no doubt that Mark remained one of the best in the fold of the PDP noted that “We need the voice of David Mark in this country so that when he speaks and we listen our nation can begin to change for better.”

Also at the dinner were Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim and former Senate President, Ken Nnamani,

Senator Ita Enang represented President Muhammadu Buhari.

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