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Politicians urged to take grievances to election tribunal


THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Renewal Group in Benue State has advised politicians to always channel grievances over electoral dispute to election tribunals, saying this will promote democratic growth.

This is contained in a statement issued to journalists by the Chairman of the Group, Mr. Ogah Ogah, in Abuja.

The statement observed remarks by Mr. Daniel Onjeh, the APC senatorial candidate, during the 2015 Benue South senatorial district polls to contest the victory of the Senate President, David Mark, as misguided.

It noted that this was not the time to embark on unnecessary exchanges with statesmen, but that people should channel their disagreements through proper legal procedures.

The statement said, “making misguided utterances against the Senate President will not bring any notable advantages to him. We cannot understand why Mr. Daniel Onjeh will confront Senator Mark in social media platforms and the traditional media.

“David Mark is still our senator and also the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for now and must be highly regarded as a Nigerian statesman. If anyone feels aggrieved about election outcomes, the best place to express such grievances is at the tribunals.”

It mentioned that election which held in the district was won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that, “the party won nine of the 10 seats in the state House of Assembly.”

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