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Benue South rerun: Again, Onjeh drags Mark to court

Written By Idoma Television on Monday, February 22, 2016 | 9:55:00 PM

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Benue South Senatorial re-run election, Mr Daniel Onjeh, says he will approach the Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election. 

The election was won by Senator David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party. he has been in the Senate since 1999.
Mr Onjeh, on Sunday, said he would seek the nullification of the victory of Senator Mark on the grounds of over voting and ballot box stuffing. He is also raising issues over the 21,000 votes that were cancelled.

He cited the case in Kogi State where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election inconclusive on the grounds that the number of cancelled votes far exceeded the margin with which one party was leading.

The APC candidate also alleged that voters were also induced with 1,000 Naira per vote cast in Ado Local Government, thereby compromising the integrity of the poll.
After the election, Senator Mark said the outcome reflected the will of the people.

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