Leadership (Abuja)

21 November 2012

Nigeria: 2015 Presidency - Mark Disowns Campaigners

President of the Senate, David Mark yesterday warned those campaigning for his possible presidential contest to stop stoking trouble where none exists.

He described such campaigners as mischief makers who are deliberately plotting to cause disaffection between him and President Goodluck Jonathan.

Mark in a statement by his Media Adviser, Kola Ologbodinyan said he and President Jonathan are on the same page in onerous task of delivering democratic dividends to Nigerians and added that he would rather concentrate in providing qualitative legislative leadership to the nation.

Mark who warned that he would not like to be distracted said it was "irresponsible, mischievous and misplaced for any set of Nigerians to embark on overheating the polity at this time of our national history".

The statement read in part: "Our attention has been drawn to the actions of some mischief makers who are bent on causing disaffection between President Goodluck Jonathan and the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark.

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