Senate President, David Mark, on Saturday took a swipe at state Governors who continue to claim that they are delivering dividends of democracy, when there is little or nothing to show for it in their different states.
He spoke while declaring open a two-day retreat for the Senate Press Corps in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.
According to him, We have cases of Governors who claimed they have constructed tunnels, but you cannot find them. We have cases of overheads and you could not see them. We have cases of those who claimed they constructed dams and there were no dams.
Mark while commending Governor Godswill Akpabio for the transformation of the state in the areas of infrastructure said he has “demonstrated an uncommon courage and political will, despite criticisms from his enemies, to transform the state through development of infrastructure.
The state has within the short period of Akpabio’s tenure witnessed tremendous transformation,” he added.
Earlier, Akpabio in his opening remarks urged the media to do away with negative stories about the country, but concentrate on the positive sides.
“Good news has a lot to do with the image of not only the Senate, but Nigeria. Let’s change the face of the country and look for good news that can mold Nigeria and democracy.
He described the Senate as a “soothing balm that handles national issues maturely to give hope,” adding that “Mark’s humility is worthy of emulation”.