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Tribunal upholds former Senate President's election

07 October 2015, 12:13

Makurdi - The Benue State National and State Assemblies Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Makurdi, has upheld the election of former Senate President David Mark as the winner of the Benue South Senatorial election, reports Vanguard.

The tribunal in its judgement on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daniel Onjeh.

Also read: PDP plots to return Mark as Senate President

The tribunal struck out Onjeh's petition for lack of adequate evidence.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Dipeolu Mosumola held that Onjeh and his party failed to prove their case with adequate evidence on valid document

Reacting to the judgment of the tribunal, Mark praised the judiciary for remaining the hope and defender of the rights of the oppressed.

Mark is Nigeria’s longest-serving senator. He was elected in 1999, and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He served as president of the senate for eight years.‎

Read more at Vanguard.

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