Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has congratulated the governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, over the validation of his victory by the nation’s apex court in Abuja today.
Reacting to the judgement, in a statement by Paul Mummeh, his Media Adviser, Senator Mark noted that the affirmation was a validation of the mandate given to Ortom by the people of Benue State.
In addition, he urged the governor to be magnanimous in victory by extending hands of fellowship to his major opponent, Barr. Emmanuel Jime and his supporters in the task of working for the good of Benue people.
To Jime, Senator Mark reminded him that the battle for the plum position of governor of Benue State has been fought and won and implored him to join Ortom in the voyage to develop the State.
He told the governor to be a father to all irrespective of party affiliation, saying, “Your good works, security, peace and unity of the State would be the needed legacies”.
Senator Mark has also sent a message of congratulations to the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, Bauchi’s Bala Mohammed, his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, over their victories at the apex court.