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David Mark-If I Become President, Roadside Groundnut Seller Will Feel The Impact

Benue State senator and two-time former Senate President, David Mark says he would do “many things differently” if voted as President in 2019 such that even the groundnut seller on the streets would feel his impact.

Mark, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this while soliciting votes in Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, on Tuesday.

 

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He also promised to turn around the economy of the country within two years of his presidency.

“A lot of research has been done on the economy and if given the chance, I would bring them to bear and turn around things.

“I will do so many things differently. When we put our processes in, the woman who is selling groundnuts by the roadside will feel the impact.

“It is not by mere statistics or indices that we churn out. We want the ordinary people on the streets to feel the impact of the economy on their lives. We have young men and women who are neck dip into research and understand the economy of this country.

“I think the core north should support us because we also have supported the core north. It is a give-and-take thing and we are talking about Nigeria. We are not talking about a section of this country. If I don’t have a national support, to be honest with you, I would not want to be President of this country.

“I want to be President of a united and indivisible country called Nigeria. Call it core north, core south or core whatever, wherever they are, let them support me because we have supported them too.”

On consensus candidate, the former Senate President said that would be left for the aspirants and the party to decide.

“Whatever we do, the most important thing is that whoever emerges should emerge through a process that is fair, transparent and credible; whether it is by consensus or by primaries,” he said.

 

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