Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Tuesday, had his election upheld by the Benue State National and State Assemblies Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Makurdi, the state capital.
Mark was declared winner of the Benue South Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Justice Mosumola Dipeolu-led tribunal in a unanimous judgment that lasted for two and a half hours on Tuesday, dismissed the petition brought by the defeated All Progressives Congress candidate, Daniel Onjeh, challenging the election of Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party.
In the judgment, the tribunal held that the petitioner failed to establish any case of alleged irregularities against Mark’s election.
Justice Dipelou said Onjeh and the APC failed woefully to prove allegations of rigging, multiple thumb-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.
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