By Emmanuel Aziken
Senator Odion Ugbesia, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo Central, has said that the stability and purposefulness that attended Senator David Mark’s leadership of the sixth Senate makes it logical for him to lead the next Senate.
Declaring his support for Senator Mark’s bid to return as Senate President, Ugbesia particularly cited the wisdom applied by the Mark-led Senate at the time of the ill-health of former President Umaru Yar‘Adua as an example of the leadership prowess of the Senate President.
Ugbesia spoke while collecting his certificate of return as Senator-elect in Benin.
“I am part of the vanguard championing his cause to return to the Senate as its president. This support is borne out of my conviction and total commitment to David Mark’s purposeful and visionary leadership.
“As one of the most ranking Senators, who is making his fouth term in the Senate, common sense and political logic demand that he should be supported for the re-election to the exalted position of Senate President in consonance with established conventions of advanced democracies of the world,” he said.
While describing David Mark as an astute politician, a seasoned team player and a proactive leader, Senator Ugbesia enjoined his colleagues to support David Mark for healthy, exciting and robust parliamentary session.
“The exceptional skill with which he led the Senate when the late president Yar’ Adua was indisposed is another added advantage,” he said.