President of the outgoing 7th assembly, Senator David Mark has revealed that his convoy was attacked by “hooligans” at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Friday during the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mark made the incident public yesterday when the Senate adopted a motion by Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba congratulating Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on their inauguration.
He said Nigerians should be grateful for the peace that followed the elections, adding that for the first time in Nigeria’s history, the presidential election is not in any tribunal.
Mark said: “For the first time in the history of the country the presidential election is not before any tribunal.”
Mark commended the leaders for keeping their supporters in check because “sometimes the followers go overboard either out of excitement or whatever reasons.”
He revealed that: “I also ran into a group of hooligans when I was entering the Eagles square and they damaged my (car’s) windscreen”.
The Senate charged Buhari’s government to meet the yearnings of Nigerians and reposition the country.
The senate president commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat, saying: “It is not just enough to congratulate President Buhari. I think we should also congratulate the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who willingly conceded defeat and followed the announcement with a telephone call to President Buhari.”
He expressed optimism that Nigerians would realise and accept that power rotation is part of democratic process and should be observed with decorum