Onjeh Drags David Mark To Tribunal For The Second Time

Onjeh Drags David Mark To Tribunal For The Second Time


Candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the just concluded Benue South senatorial rerun, Comrade Daniel Onyirofie Onjeh has for the second time, dragged his opponent, David Mark to the election petition tribunal, citing irregularities in the contest.

The first time was in 2015 and his petition led to the nullification of Mark’s election, which gave rise to the rerun.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Senator David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the poll with a margin of more than 12,000 votes.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after filing the petition in Makurdi on Sunday, Onjeh noted that evidence on the of the Certified True Copy of result declaration sheets obtained from INEC showed observed irregularities and noncompliance with Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

He said, “We have put in an air tight petition with the hope that justice would be done to it and we would be declared winner.”
Onjeh argued that results in his stronghold were either cancelled or rejected without reason and cited the case of a particular polling unit in Ado Local Government where he won the PDP.

The respondents including Mark (PDP) and INEC have 21 days to reply to the petition upon being served, following which, Onjeh and the APC would reply within seven days, after which sitting would commence.


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