Cancel David Mark’s Election, APC’s Onjeh Tells Tribunal

by on August 3, 2015
The defeated APC candidate for Benue South Senatorial District, Mr Daniel Onjeh, has urged the National Assembly Elections Tribunal sitting in Makurdi to nullify the Sen. David Mark’s election and order for fresh polls. Onjeh made the prayer before the tribunal on Sunday in Makurdi under cross examination by counsel representing the PDP and Mark.

He said the cancellation was imperative owing to wide scale electoral malpractices and irregularities that occurred during the polls. Onjeh is also challenging the return of Mark by INEC on the grounds that the polls were marred by electoral malpractices and irregularities.

The petitioner had earlier tendered his written statement on oath and certified true copies of result sheets including several other electoral materials in furtherance of his case.

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Responding to questions from Kenneth Ikooni, Mark’s counsel, Onjeh explained that the result forms produced by INEC never reflected the actual votes cast in the election. He insisted that Mark did not win the election with 49,423 votes as declared by INEC, claiming that the results of the election were “concocted and falsified”.

He argued that “the irregularities, malpractices, allocation of votes, multiplication of figures, over-voting, over accreditation, concoction of results” were all reflected on the faces of the documents tendered and admitted in evidence. Ikooni, however, dismissed petitioner’s claims of irregularities and malpractices, saying he was nowhere close to the polling units or collation centres.

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Source: Vanguard

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