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Idoma youth plan mass protest against David Mark
25 Oct 2013
Senate President, David Mark may suffer the heaviest blow of his political career come 2015 as youth from the Idoma enclave are set to hit the streets in protest against what they have termed his empty leadership role in Benue State, and in Idoma land to be precised.
DailyPost can authoritatively report that the protest, which would be convened by the Idoma National Youth Congress, INAYCO, would go across the nine local government in the Benue Zone C Senatorial District.
It was reliably gathered that the protest is not unconnected with Mark’s endless promises of the creation of Apa State as well as the ongoing negotiations and plans to make his son, Tunde Mark a lawmaker in 2015. The Idoma youth are also unhappy with the Senate President, having failed to make a meaningful impact on the Idoma people after almost 16 years in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Our correspondent stumbled on some of the publicity materials which would be used during the protest. Inscriptions on the placards include, ‘Gadafi Must go’, ‘enough is enough Mark’,’ Idoma youth say no to David Mark, we no longer want you’. ‘No Apa, no road, we are tired of your promises,’ et al.
A member of the Congress informed DailyPost that they decided to stage the protest after several efforts to see the Okpokpowulu as he is fondly called to register their disappointment failed.
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