Appeal Court Nullifies David Mark’s Election. Orders Fresh Polls.

Appeal Court Nullifies David Mark’s Election. Orders Fresh Polls.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benue State today has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark. The Court in its judgement also ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days. Mr Donald Onjeh, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South,  had challenged the decision of the National and

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benue State today has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark.

The Court in its judgement also ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days.

Mr Donald Onjeh, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South,  had challenged the decision of the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld the victory of Senator Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The lawyer of the APC candidate, Adetunji Oso, also urged the Appellate Court to allow his appeal directly and should set aside the decision of the Tribunal.

He said the court weren’t right when it held that the papers tendered by his client were mere documentary hearsay and not factuals.

The documents, according to Mr Oso, demonstrated that while the collation of results for the Benue South senatorial district’s election on March 28 was still ongoing in seven of the nine local government areas, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Senator Mark winner of the poll.

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