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Benue South: David Mark may lose seat as INEC Card Reader detects more ghost voters

Written By Idoma Television on Saturday, June 13, 2015 | 3:33:00 AM

Fresh revelation emerged Thursday over the ongoing controversy surrounding the victory of former Senate President, David Mark in the Benue South Senatorial District election as INEC card readers have detected more ghost voters.

It would recalled that the national and state Assembly tribunal in Benue State had authorized the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Benue South senatorial zone, Comrade Daniel Onjeh and his party to inspect and take the electoral materials of the last senatorial election in the area.Onjeh contested the senate seat of the Benue South senatorial district against the senate President, David Mark of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Mark was however pronounced winner of the poll, which was allegedly marred by irregularities.

Earlier, the card reader had detected 18, 424 ghost voters during the exercise.

A statement issued by Onjeh’s media office says, “new INEC CTC Card Reader info we got yesterday, shows that only 87, 819 voters were actually accredited at the April 28 general election in Benue South; 58, 607 were manually accredited.

“Against the total of 166, 633 fraudulently recorded by PDP and the INEC Makurdi earlier, Card Reader reveals that both failed and successful incidents of accreditation was 146, 426. Thus, aside other irregularities, 20, 207 Ghost voters were automatically detected! Presumably, if Onjeh’s 50, 115 votes is subtracted from 87, 819 = 37,704 for David Mark.”a
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