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Onjeh to challenge Mark’s victory



David Mark

FOLLOWING the declaration of former Senate President, David Mark as winner of last Saturday’s re-run election in Benue South senatorial district, his closest competitor in the election, Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to challenge his victory at the tribunal.

Onjeh, who stated this while speaking with The Guardian on INEC’s declaration of Mark as winner of the election said even as the election was free and fair in most places of the zone, he and his supporters totally reject the outcome, maintaining that it was not the true reflection of what transpired at the poll.

“I and my party supporters are consulting and after meeting with party leaders we will approach the tribunal, which we believe will declare me winner of the election.

“Senator Mark took the opportunity to rig the election when results from some polling units started filtering in and they realised that I was winning in most of them. Then they dumped the voting process and embark on massive thumb printing of ballot papers,” Onjeh alleged.

The APC candidate who said he knows he won the election added that the votes margin between him and that of Mark is very slim, insisting that he will prove his case at the tribunal.

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  • Asuk

    Endless litigations. APC never accept results not favorable to it.

    • Osakue

      A reasonable Nigerian will not vote David Mark. As Nigeria is getting poorer they are getting richer.

      • Gabriel

        Thank you!

      • Asuk

        Ignorance. In civilized climes a performing senator can be voted until he is too old to go. David Mark has been voted repeatedly because MAJORITY of his constituency approve his representation. I’m not any political party neither I’m I an Idoma man. Let do away with hatred.

    • Gabriel

      You did not know how the election went.

      • Asuk

        How did it go with INEC, the police , army and the Benue government on the side of Marks opponent. Apc never concede in any election. Too bad for democracy.

  • Smooth Edge

    I do not support Senator David Mark today because he is a sworn enemy of his own people. However, I am certain that the people of Benue South Senatorial district have spoken. Onjeh should let it rest. The consideration that the people had was and is on the ground that Onjeh will be a puppet of George Akume and Barnabas Gemade (both Tiv men). The Idoma people have chosen to deal with a perceived lesser evil. Mr. Daniel Onjeh! My advice is that you should wait for the next term to re-contest if you must.