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INEC declares David Mark as winner of Benue South rerun

21 February 2016, 07:19Lekan Oladeinde

Makurdi - The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared former Senate President, David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Saturday's Benue South Senatorial District rerun election. 

Mark scored a total of 84 192 while his main challenger, Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had 71 621 votes. 

Mark won in five local government areas while Onjeh won in four.

The result was declared by the Returning Officer for the election, Prof.Ishaku Enigi

Also read: As it happened: APC, PDP in tight race as results trickle in

Enigi gave the breakdown of the election as follows: 

Registered Voters: 522 713

Accredited Voters: 165 093

Total Vote cast: 159 557

Cancelled Votes: 29 273

Rejected Votes: 3 744

APC: 71 621

PDP: 84 192

- News 24


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