David Mark meets Obasanjo, says 2019 crucial to Nigeria’s survival


A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator David Mark Friday evening met behind the closed doors with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, saying the 2019 general elections are crucial to Nigeria’s survival and progress as a nation.

The meeting is coming less than 24 hours to the PDP National Convention where the party’s presidential candidate will emerge.

He spoke with journalists shortly after he emerged from the meeting with the former President in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Mark, who was Senate President, said he was in Abeokuta to consult with Obasanjo over his presidential ambition.

According to him, Nigerians must get it right in the choice of leaders at all levels in order to move the nation to an enviable height.

He also described the 2019 general elections as the first major polls that the Peoples Democratic Party would be contesting as an opposition party

The presidential aspirant said he considers 2019 polls as “test of the PDP’s strength, popularity and how well it had fared since the last general polls in 2015” which the party lost.

Mark who cautioned other PDP presidential aspirants against unguarded utterances, dismissed rumours that he had stepped down for another aspirant.

“Those who are afraid of contest have no business in the race .

” I came into the race well prepared after due consultation with various groups

“The positive outcome of my consultations across the country and the overwhelming endorsements encouraged me to vie,” Mark said.

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