Daily Post is reporting that Blessing Onuh-Mark, the daughter of the former Senate President David Mark, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after she lost the party’s ticket for Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency to her uncle Johnson Egli Ahubi.
According to the newspaper, Onuj, who is wife of the former Local Government chairman of Otukpo, was asked to step aside for Ahubi, but she refused. She joined forces with Chief Mike Onoja, who also lost the Benue South Senatorial district ticket of the PDP to Abba Moro, former Interior Minister.
Nursing her loss, the daughter of the former Senate President then dumped PDP for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) along with Onoja, from where she intends to slug it out with her uncle Ahubi in the upcoming 2019 general election.
“The truth is, Blessing was not happy with the whole drama that played out. She is also not happy because her father did not use his influence to get her the ticket,” said a source close to the situation. Adding, “But (Okpani) Mark told her to wait until 2023 but she refused. Senator Mark doesn’t want to impose his daughter on the people. Now, she has picked the SDP ticket with Mike Onoja who also decamped from PDP last week,” the source hinted this reporter.
“She was not known before now as a member of the party, she was only riding on her father’s influence. Her defection is immaterial and we don’t care if she’s leaving or not,” said another source who pleaded anonymity. “Well, it has not been made known but I don’t think it is worth discussing.”