Senate President David Mark preaches Peace


As the crisis within the PDP is getting to a feverish pitch, Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday warned Nigerians, particularly the political class beating the drums of war ahead of the 2015 general elections, to have a change of heart because “Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.”
Speaking when he led other members of the Alumni Association of Course 3 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) who were in Minna for their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to pay a courtesy call on Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, at the Government House, Minna, Mark reminded all that “war does not build but rather destroys a nation.”
“The strength of Nigeria is in our unity and not in our division, so let us all work together for the unity and progress of this country.
“Wars will do no one any good. The best thing Nigerians as individuals can do to promote peace and live in peace with one another is by disregarding acts that separate us as a people not withstanding tribal, religious and political differences,” the Senate President said.
Speaking against the backdrop of threats to the unity of the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, Mark reminded Nigerians that “the unity of Nigeria is extremely important.”
“We urge Nigerians to ensure peace and not shout wars because when there is no peace there will be no development. I will work for the unity and peace of this country because our strength is in our unity, not in our division; so we must all work for the unity of this country.
“The peace and unity of this country cannot be compromised for anything. We must look at some fundamental issues in this country and we should also not talk about secession again in this country.
“Many lives were wasted in this country in our first attempt at secession, so we are calling on all Nigerians to embrace peace and stop war slogans. There cannot be development without peace and our strength lies in our unity as a nation,” he added.


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