By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
Former Senate President, David Bonaventure Mark and one of the presidential aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) at the weekend arrived at the Hilltop residence of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and the duo held talks behind closed doors for over two hours.
Senator Mark was led on the visit by the Director General of his campaign organization, erstwhile Senator Zaynab Abdulkadir Kure, Senator Suleiman Adokwe, Tunde Ogbeha and a handful of political associates.
David Mark is about the tenth presidential aspirants on the platform of the PDP to have paid similar political visits and homage to IBB in his Minna palatial residence obviously to seek for the ex military president’s blessings and support.
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso had last Wednesday paid a similar political visit to the former leader who has continued to play such huge fatherly role to many a politicians particularly from the PDP stock.
Though the meeting at the IBB’s house between Senator David Mark and his host, like most other ones before today, was held behind closed shuttles, Zaynab Abdulkadir Kure, Senator Mark’s presidential campaign Director General, told media men that the country would be better off with her ego master.
She expressed hope that the country’s political umpire, the National Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC) would be fair to all Nigerians and the country in its upcoming crucial assignment, the 2019 general elections.
David Bonaventure Mark was once a military administrator of Niger state between 1984 to 1986 when he was appointed military governor of Niger state by General Babangida’s administration.
He was also a federal minister of communications. At the return of democratic rule in 1999, Mark was elected senator and subsequently became Senate president of the 7th senate.
David Mark is one of the fourteen presidential aspirants under the PDP who are jostling for the party’s sole ticket at the party’s primary election scheduled for next month.