ABUJA â€” AS Chris-tians begin the Lenten period with Ash Wednesday, the Senate President, Senator David Mark, has appealed to Nigerians to use the period for dialogue, reconciliation, understanding and forgiveness in a way to create a crime and violent free society.
Senator Mark in his message to Nigerians at St. Mulumbaâ€™s Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, yesterday, expressed the hope that the forthcoming national conference would carefully study and make concrete recommendations to the government and, indeed, people of Nigeria to find lasting solutions to these burning issues.
He said: â€œI will not relent in my call that violence must be stamped out. I strongly condemn the senseless killings of our people, especially children and women by violent groups.
â€œI find it extremely difficult to understand why this violent group would invade schools and opened fire on innocent and defenceless students. This is unpardonable and clearly unacceptable.â€
The Senate President reminded politicians ahead of the 2015 election campaigns to practice politics without bitterness, saying that decency was required in our polity.