Nigerian senate president David Mark has denied giving popular Nigerian singer 2Face Idibia and his wife Annie Macualay-Idibia, a car gift for their wedding, despite pictures of the car displayed by the couple at the ceremony with a statement saying it was donated by the senate president clearly attached to the car.
In a statement on Sunday, the Special Adviser on Media & Publicity to the President of the Senate David Mark, Kola Ologbondiyan denied the claims.
It reads: “The President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, did not give a N47m Ferrari car to Tuface Idibia contrary to wild stories being circulated on social sites.”
“Senator Mark did not visit Dubai for Tuface wedding rather he attended the 128th Inter parliamentary Union (IPU) conference currently holding in Quito, Ecuador. He was also not represented at Mr. Idibia’s wedding. It is also instructive to state that the President of the Senate, Senator Mark, did not make a car donation of any kind to Tuface before departing Nigeria for Ecuador neither did he purchase nor send any car to Dubai as a wedding gift for the musician or his wife. Who made the donation on behalf of the President of the Senate?”
“It is therefore a puerile lie for anybody to state that Senator Mark bought a Ferrari car worth N47m for Tuface. The allegation is wicked, ridiculous and irresponsible.”
Signed: Kola Ologbondiyan
Special Adviser, Media & Publicity to the President of the Senate