A former Senate president, David Mark, has declared his intention to contest for the presidency on the platform of the PDP.
Mark, a former military governor of Niger State, said he would tackle the socio-economic and security challenges bedevilling the country if elected president.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after obtaining his expression of interest and nomination forms, yesterday, at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja, Mark who was asked to state his position on the issue of consensus said it was not a bad idea if the aspirants came together and agreed.
He said: “Irrespective of our political persuasion, it is incontrovertible that restructuring of the nation is an idea which time has come. I believe it 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 or intimidation.
“Our blueprint tagged ‘730’ will address critical areas of our national life. 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.”