Former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Daniel Onjeh, who is currently an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Benue South senatorial seat, has said last week’s endorsement of David Mark for the seat cannot suppress the voice of those yearning for change in the zone.
Onjeh told our correspondent in Makurdi yesterday that the proponents of Mark’s return to the Senate for the fifth time have already failed as he said Mark would be a hard sell to the majority of the Idoma people who he said are desperately asking for a new representation.
“The group of people who have conspired to oppress the Idoma with the endorsement of Mark have failed. They cannot suppress the voice of the entire Idoma because the desired change is imminent,” he said.
Onjeh boasted that he would bring down Mark by using a different strategy from the ones used by those who contested the position with him in the past.
Onjeh had last week secured the intent expression form of his party to contest for the seat.
He maintained that there is need for rotation of the Senate seat to other Idoma areas and that the concept of creation of Apa State which he said had been employed by Mark’s supporters over the years as a bait to buy over the conscience of the people would no longer do the magic.