National Assembly Deletes David Mark, 8 Others As Serving Senators
The management of National Assembly has finally deleted the bio-data and photographs of former Senate President, David Mark and eight other senators from its website, our correspondents report. Twice, our correspondents had reported that Mark and 11 other senators that were sacked from the senate last year by the Court of Appeal were being paraded as serving lawmakers on the website of the National Assembly.
Mark had been at the National Assembly since 1999, representing Benue South Senatorial District until November last year when his election was nullified. He was Senate President from 2007 until his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost control of the senate in 2015.
Checks on the website of the National Assembly yesterday showed that the bio-data and photograph of Mark who is set to contest with Daniel Onjeh, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the February 18 re-un election has been removed. Also, the photographs and bio-data of Uche Lilian Ekwunife who was also sacked late last year have been deleted on the website. Until last weekend, she was being paraded as a serving senator representing Anambra central on the website of the National Assembly.
Others that were expunged from the website are: George Thompson Sekibo(PDP, Rivers East), Olaka Johnson Nwogu(PDP, Rivers South-East), Osinakachukwu Ideozu(PDP, Rivers West), Abdulrahman Abubakar(APC, Kogi east), and Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North). However, Nneji Athan Achonu (PDP, Imo North), Mohammed Abdulsalami Ohiare(APC, Kogi Central) and Ighoyota Amori(PDP) Delta central) who were also sacked last year are still serving senators on the website.
While the pictures and bio-data of Achonu and Ohiare are still on the website, only the bio-data of Amori was seen there yesterday. Meanwhile, the bio-data of Abubakar Yusuf Abubakar who replaced Abba Marafa Bashir of the Taraba Central senatorial district in the senate has been uploaded. Our correspondents observed that his picture is yet to adorn the website.