Before it was the DasukiGate, Now the PanamaPapers, Nigerian politicians really deserve an award on looting public funds.
The former Senate President David Mark has denied any link to the #PanamaPapers controversy.
His media team has issued a statement saying it conducted its own search of the Mossack Fonseca database and found no connection to David Mark or his family, saying, they have “no affiliation, whatsoever, with any company operated, registered or managed by Mossack Fonseca.”
The statement, signed by Paul Mumeh says,
We challenge all those behind this propaganda and Media outburst to prove or show that Senator Mark’s name was mentioned in the leaks. He is prepared to stand and defend himself against any accusation in relation to this matter.
Senator Mark’s Media team has carried out its own search of the Mossack Fonseca database and found no statement, item or any connection to Senator David Mark or his family. It follows that there is no record, whatsoever, of any impropriety or wrongdoing.
We recall that in his quest for Senate Presidency in 2007, there was an attempt to bring a similar issue to the fore in order to stop him. So what are their fears now in 2016 for regurgitating the same issue?
Once more, Senator Mark has distanced himself and any member of his family from the said Mossack Fonseca Firm and has no affiliation, whatsoever, with any company operated, registered or managed by Mossack Fonseca.
Senator Mark has not contravened any laws of the land and he is treating this for what it is, an attempt to blackmail and tarnish his hard earned image by some political elements.
As a public officer, Senator Mark has maintained a high level of decorum, respects and observes the laws of the land and believes in the sanctity of the rule of law. He will not be distracted by what is clearly a deliberate mischief and propaganda.
Records of all his assets are available with the relevant government agencies and can be verified.
He has consulted his legal team and will take this up accordingly.”