December 4, 2022



Mark felicitates Ogbeha at 75

David Mark

A former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has described his compatriot, Senator Jonathan Tunde Ogbeha as a worthy soul mate of inestimable worth.

Senator Mark in a goodwill message to Senator Ogbeha on his seventy fifth birthday (September 1, 2022) said “ Senator Ogbeha is my brother like no different. He’s my good friend and trustworthy to me . We have now come a great distance via thick and skinny. I’m completely happy our paths crossed early in life”.

He praised Senator Ogbeha for his steadfastness, dedication and loyalty to the union for over three many years.

He prayed that God continues to bless Ogbeha with good well being, peace , knowledge and braveness in years to return.

Senator Mark and Ogbeha had been classmates on the Nigeria Navy Faculty (NMS), Zaria, within the early 60s , Course mates on the Nigerian Defence Academy ( NDA) and had been each army governors through the Normal Ibrahim Babangida’ regime.

Mark was army Governor of Niger state whereas Ogbeha was the pioneer army governor of Akwa Ibom state and later Bendel State. Each retired as Brigadier Generals from the Nigerian Military .

On return of Democracy in 1999, each contested for Senate and had been elected beneath the platform of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) . Mark served as Senator for Benue South whereas Ogbeha served as Senator for Kogi West.

Ogbeha is 75 whereas Mark will flip 75 on April 8, 2023.

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