- General Yakubu Danjuma, former minister of defence, congratulates former Senate president, David Mark on his 70th birthday
- Danjuma described Mark as one of his most dependable subordinates in the military
- The former minister said he was not surprised that Mark is doing so well in politics
Former minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd), has described former Senate president David Mark, as one of his most dependable subordinates in the military, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Danjuma who was chairman at a dinner in Abuja to commemorate Mark’s 70th birthday said that he was not surprised that the senator is doing so well in politics.
“David was one of my dependable subordinates in the army. I am not surprised that he is doing so well in politics, becoming the longest serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. David doesn’t look 70 at all to me. By the grace of God he will continue to serve his country in good health,” he said.
Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan who was one of the dignitaries at the occasion said that Mark was exceptionally skilful as Nigeria's Senate President and carried everybody along.
Lawan described the celebrator as his mentor. “I learnt a lot from him for which I will always remain grateful to him,” he said.
Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who led members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party congratulated Mark on his birthday, describing him as a soldier per excellence.
Secondus who said that there was no doubt that Mark remained one of the best in the fold of the PDP noted that “We need the voice of David Mark in this country so that when he speaks and we listen our nation can begin to change for better.”
Those present at the dinner includes Senate president Bukola Saraki, former secretary to the federal government, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim and former Senate President, Ken Nnamani,
NAIJ.com previously reported that former minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), on Saturday, March 24, advised Nigerians to defend themselves against killers in the country.
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Danjuma made the call while speaking at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
“Taraba is a mini Nigeria with diverse ethnic groups living together peacefully, but the peace in this state is under assault," he said.
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