Onjeh to challenge Mark’s victory
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.