Former President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has explained why he deserves to be president of Nigeria.
He made this known on Tuesday in Abuja as he visited the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick up his presidential expression of interest and nomination forms.
Mark, who was senate president for eight years, visited the PDP headquarters with several of his political associates.
Speaking on why he is qualified to be president, Mark said, “The issue is that the party has zoned the presidential vacancy to the North. Whether you are from North East, North West or North Central, we are all northerners. And I think that is what qualifies me in the first place.
“Secondly, I think I have something to offer. I have a wealth of experience in administration. And you recognize that I was also President of the Senate for eight years. So, I think I have garnered a lot of experience to be able to move the country in the direction that all Nigerians want. And that is the direction of prosperity, good economic policies, reduction in the level of insecurity, gets Nigerians to become very proud citizens, create job opportunities for the teeming youths and change the economy.”
Mark, a retired major general, said he has been able to develop a blueprint tagged “730” which comprised an economic model that could revolutionalise Nigeria’s economy within two years.
He further said that he would restructure Nigeria if elected president, saying “irrespective of our political persuasions, it is incontrovertible that restructuring of the nation is an idea which time has come.”
He added, “I believe it (restructuring) will further strengthen our bond of brotherhood and unity more than ever before, because everyone would have a sense of belonging and live in harmony in any part of Nigeria without any fear of molestation and intimidation.”
Explaining what his “730” Economic Model will address, Mark said, “Specifically, we will deal with poverty, unemployment and neglect which have forced some of our young people to undertake the very risky route of going through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in their quest for greener pastures in Europe.”
He noted that the economic model would be youth-driven.