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Mark Makes ‘Triumphant’ Entry Back to the Senate


Former Senate President, David Mark, Wednesday, made a return to the Senate, amidst a standing ovation.
Mark, who was re-elected into the Upper Chamber for a record of fifth time to represent Benue South Senatorial District, two weeks ago, had his 2015 election annulled by the Court of Appeal.
The Court had ordered a re-run, which Mark won convincingly against his opponent of the All Progressives Congress.
Immediately he made his entering into the Chamber, fellow Senators across party affiliation gave him a resounding standing ovation.
Shouts of “youngest and most ranking senator”, momentarily filled the air.
He later took the oath as administered on him at exactly 11:00am by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Shortly after the inauguration, Senators in a show of solidarity took turns to hug and exchanged banters with Mark.
The inauguration of the former Senate President followed his victory at the February 20 Benue South Senatorial re-run election.
He thanked his constituents and Nigerians alike for the support and prayers that helped him to win the election.
Mark has been at the Upper Chamber since 1999, which makes him the longest serving Senator. He was also Senate President for eight unbroken years – 2007 to 2015.


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