Shun religious, ethnic differences, Mark tells leaders

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja

A former President of the Senate, David Mark, has urged Nigerians to bury religious and ethnic differences and come together to establish a common front against forces threatening peaceful coexistence amongst the people.
Mark said it was time for men and women of good conscience to rise to the occasion and proffer solutions to the lingering insecurity that has enveloped the entire country.
The former President of the Senate, according to a statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, stated this at a morning mass on Thursday at St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, to mark his 73rd birthday.
Mark said Nigerians could no longer deny the current level of insecurity and disharmony tearing the country apart.
He said, “Although, we have different reasons to celebrate at different times, we cannot shy away from the present abnormality of insecurity and disharmony threatening the very foundation of our country.
“It is important for all of us to come together and fashion out a workable and equitable solution to end this menace.”

Mark expressed the belief that Nigeria would overcome the situation if the people and their leaders are willing to do the right thing.

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; former Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Ogiadomhe; and former Senate Leader, Senator VNdoma Egba, among others attended the event.

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