EFCC’s Invitation: I’m A Law Abiding Citizen – Mark


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark on Sunday declared that his travails following his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over 2015 presidential election campaign funds as it concerned Benue State should be seen as a price he has to pay for leadership. 

Senator Mark, who stated this on Sunday while reacting his alleged quizzing by the EFCC over some financial transactions, explained that he was invited by the anti-graft agency via a letter addressed to the National Assembly to answer questions on the 2015 presidential election campaign funds as it concerned Benue state.

The Senator said as a law abiding citizen, he honoured the invitation, stressing that as a believer in due process and rule of law, he has maintained a clean record of public service over the years and will continue to uphold the highest standard of conduct expected of public servants.

A statement, signed by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh said that curiously, the EFCC alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), paid over N2bilion into the National Assembly’s account which he (Mark), as the then President of the Senate,  allegedly shared among the 109 Senators (including PDP, ACN, and ANPP) in 2010.

The statement further said; “Again, to the best of his knowledge, Sen. Mark is not aware of such transaction.

“This simply did not make sense to any right thinking member of the society.  Sen. Mark wondered why anybody would think that PDP will pay money into National Assembly account.

“He however clarified all the issues raised before returning home. Senator Mark’s house has since become a pilgrimage of sort to politicians across party lines, friends and well-wishers identifying with him at this moment.

“He however appealed to his supporters, friends and associates to remain calm and see his current travails as a price he has to pay for leadership.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this is the first and only official statement from the office of Sen. Mark on this issue.”

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