The 2013 Corvette sports car presented to 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay
After news went viral over the weekend that Nigerian Senate President, David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark presented 2Face Idibia and his wife, Annie Macaulay a two-door 2013 Corvette sports car as their wedding gift, he has denied the reports.
The sports car, priced at about US$50,000, was part of gifts the couple received at their star-studded wedding at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday, March 22.
Although the card at the rear of the car read: “WEDDING GIFT FROM SENETOR DAVID MARK TO TUFACE & ANNIE”, a Special Adviser to the senator has said the gift did not come from David Mark.
Kola Ologbondiyan, who also handles media and publicity for the senator, in a statement released Monday said, “Senator Mark did not visit Dubai for Tuface's wedding rather, he attended the 128th Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) conference currently holding in Quito, Ecuador.”
According to him, the senator, who hails from Tuface’s state, was also not represented at the 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,” Mr. Ologbondiyan stated.
Who presented the gift?
Although the card bears the senator's name, he says he has no knowledge of the gift
“Who made the donation on behalf of the President of the Senate?” he quizzed and added that, “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.”
During 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay’s traditional wedding, on Friday, March 8 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, who hails from the bride’s state, also presented them with two expensive SUVs.