Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Benue Group Backs Mark In Re-Run Election

A socio-cultural group in Benue, “Opiatoha We Ema K’Idoma”, has said that the fact that Senator David Mark has spent 16 years in the upper chamber is enough reason for him to be voted in the re-run election.

A Court of Appeal sitting in Markurdi annulled the election of Mark after his victory at the Benue south senatorial district election was challenged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate at the election, Daniel Onjeh on the grounds that the poll was marred by irregularities.

Daily Times reports that the Idoma group said they would back Mark in the re-run as he was the better candidate.

The president of the Benue group, Chief Ogli Bernard Adakole said on Monday, December 21 in Abuja that Mark’s experience was important and key to the reason he should be voted.

“We need to vote Senator Mark back to the senate considering his wealth of experience in governance and administration which has no equal in Idoma land.

“As a former military governor, Minister of Communications and other commanding positions he held in the Nigeria Army, coupled with his 16 years in the upper Chamber as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria out of which he served eight years as the Senate President, there will be no better choice in Idoma land than him”.

He said that the position of a senator was not meant for inexperienced people.

Meanwhile, the Dan Onjeh Volunteer Network alleged that the former Senate president of insincerity to the Idoma race throughout his sixteen years in the red chambers.