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APC appeals tribunal’s ruling on Mark’s election

22 October 2015, 16:08

Markurdi - Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Benue South senatorial election in the March 28 National Assembly, Daniel Onjeh, has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal against former Senate President, David Mark, whose victory at the polls was upheld by the election tribunal, reports The News.

Onjeh is challenging the victory of Mark in the election on the grounds that the election was marred by violence and rigging.

The Justice Mosumola Dipeolu-led panel on National/State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Makurdi, had dismissed Onjeh’s petition against Mark on all grounds.

Also read: Tribunal faults INEC results sheets for Mark’s election

However, Onjeh, who cried foul over the judgment, has filed notice of appeal on the grounds that the verdict of the tribunal did not properly address the issues raised in his petition.

He insisted that the tribunal had miscarried justice in spite of the evidence placed before it.

Read more at The News.

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