Mrs. Helen Mark, wife of Senate President David mark, yesterday refuted reports associating her with the deadly stampede during recruitment exercise organised by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
A statement issued by the Senate President’s spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday said Mrs. Mark described the reports alleging that she has links with the consultants who handled the exercise as “wicked lie”.
Mrs. Mark, who expressed shock at the reports, said the rumor is a mere fabrication of the imagination of those behind it. It is very strange to me because I do not know the consultant that organized the recruitment exercise neither did I play any role in the recruitment exercise.
“I have no relationships of any sorts and in whatever form with the said consultant. This moment demands solemnity and mourning of the precious souls that were lost in the tragic incidents that occurred last Saturday. It is not a time to settle political scores and I will therefore leave those dragging my name into this painful death of our youths to their consciences and unto God.
“As a mother, I honestly sympathies with the parents of these youths as well as the nation in general over the loss of our children,” she further said.
Source: Daily Trust