Saturday 9 April 2016

David Mark: A Quintessential Political Enigma At 68 - Forgives Those Who Wronged Him

As part of resolutions to mark his 68th birthday, Sen. David Alenchenu Bonaventure Mark has once again done the uncommon by refusing to celebrate in the usual style typical of his kind and has equally pronounced forgiveness for all those who may wronged him.

The celebrant who made this known in during a mass at his Otukpo residence explained that, it was needless to celebrate in a grand style when his people in Agatu had been sacked from their home land, many of them killed and millions displayed. The Senator noted that on such a day, it would serve the instincts of his conscience to meet with his suffering people and attempt to alleviate their suffering rather than host dignitaries across the world in celebrations that would have been held somewhere in Abuja and wouldn't have been of benefit to his suffering people.

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Relatively, the 5th term senator for his people maintained that he had also forgiven all those who offended him while he passed through life and most recently, during the rerun elections, which he won as a result of the confidence the people reposed in him. He explained further that, even though his existence was offensive to some people, they should pardon him and as well allow him chance to live. He equally prayed that all those he may have wronged pardon him, hence human life wasn't error-proof.

Reacting to the dust raised by the release of Panama papers and the allegation of his secret ownership of wealth resource, the senator explained that, to destroy a dog, it must be given a bad name and that this was another propaganda to run defame and run down his painstakingly made reputation. The low key occasion was honored by many who shared in his idea of stepping down extravagant celebration and they included; the wife of the senator, Mrs. Helen Mark, Cmr. Abba Moro, members of the National and state Assembly, former NTA chairman Chief Patrick Ogbu, CAN Chairman Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Odufu, Rev. Fr. CaptM Keneth Odeh (rtd), family members as well as friends.

Earlier in a sermon, the mass celebrant, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onmoke of the COE Parish, Oju tasked the celebrant and all present to always seek the face of God in all things and in all ways. He extolled the quality service of the celebrant, whom according to him was an epitome of God's blessing and urged him to pray for his enemies and wish well for those who wished  him bad.

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