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(UPDATED) A’court in Makurdi nullifies David Mark’s election


Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified Senator David Mark’s election,representing Benue South senatorial district.

The court in its judgment on Saturday mornging, ordered that a fresh election be done in 90 days.

Mark had been returned as winner of the March 28 election in Benue Zone C senatorial district ahead of former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressive Congress.

He polled 99,583 votes, while Onjeh got 50,115 votes.

Onjeh, however, challenged the outcome of the election, it was marred by irregularities, ballot snatching and manipulation of figures.

Mark has been in the senate for about 16 years since 1999.

He spent 8 years in the senate as a floor member and another 8 years as Senate President.

On October 6, the National and State assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Makurdi had, however, dismissed Onjeh’s petition, saying he failed to establish a case against Mark.

Mark who was Senate President from 2007 to 2015, has been in the Senate since 1999.t

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