An elections petitions tribunal has upheld the election of David Mark as senator representing Benue South senatorial district. The tribunal struck out a petition filed before it by Daniel Onjeh, the APC candidate in the election The election of David Mark, a former Senate president, has been upheld by the National Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Makurdi.
David Mark floored Onjeh at the National Assembly election petitions tribunal In its ruling on Thursday, June 30, the tribunal struck out the petition filed before it by Daniel Onjeh, the All Progressives Congress candidate in the February 20 rerun in Benue South senatorial district. Upon the petition at the state tribunal, Justice Dipeolu had in October upheld the election of the former Senate president.
Not satisfied with the verdict, Onjeh appealed the case which eventually led to the nullification of the election and a rerun ordered. A rerun was conducted after the Appeal Court annulled the March 28, 2015 election of which Mark was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Mark won the rerun and was declared winner. Onjeh approached the court, challenging the election of Mark and praying to be declared winner of the election. Senator Mark had asked the tribunal to dismiss Onjeh’s petition for filing outside the 21 days required by law.
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