Court sacks former senate president,David Mark, orders rerun
The election of Senator David Mark as the senator representing Benue South senatorial in the 8th senate district has been nullified by a Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State with a rerun expected to be held within 90 days.
The former senate president’s election was challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Donaldd Onjeh, on account of electoral malpractices.
Mark’s election had earlier been upheld by the election petition tribunal in Benue State. But the Court of Appeal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in declaring him as the winner of the polls.