Tuesday, 6 October 2015

BREAKING NEWS David Mark's Victory Upheld By #Benue Tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi  Benue State capital has struck out the petition filed by Comrade Daniel Onjeh of the APC against the Victory of Senator David Mark of the PDP in the Benue South Senatorial Election.

The Justice Mosumola Dipeolu led tribunal, in a unanimous judgment that lasted for two and a half hours, held that the petitioner failed to established any case against David Mark.

Justice Dipelou said Onjeh and APC failed woefully to prove allegations of rigging, multiple tumb printing, over stuffing of ballots, allocation of votes, intimidation, harassment and inducement of voters among others.

The tribunal also held that the petitioner failed to substantiate any of his claims which she said was fatal to Onjeh’s case.

The tribunal therefore discountenanced scanty evidence of PW 18 (Expert witness) called by Onjeh because the witness under cross examination accepted that there was error in his data analysis.

Senator Mark is currently the longest serving senator in Nigeria. He was elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He served as President of the Senate for an uninterrupted 8 years.

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