Former Senate President, David Mark, has defeated Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress, in his polling unit, at the ongoing Benue South Senatorial district re-run election.
Mark polled 150 votes against 37 votes of Daniel Onjeh, in- VIP 1, Otukpo Club, Township ward while in polling unit- VIP II, Mark also won by 97 to 19 votes.
Mark, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, was declared winner of the earlier March 28, 2015, election, but his victory was annulled by the Court of Appeal.
After casting his vote, the former Senate President, evidently bullish and optimistic, said: “Our people have resolved to return me back.”
“They have decided that no external forces can come in between us in Zone C (Benue South). We call on our supporters to maintain law and order while the election lasts.”
From the unofficial results collated from the rerun election, it seems the opposition PDP is leading ..
1. Okpamaju PU, Okete Ward, Otukpo LGA : PDP 88 , APC 52
2. ADO LG Igumale Ward 1 Ai-Ameh PU : PDP 64 , APC 26
3. Agatu LG, Obagaji Ward Obagaji Pry Sch 1 : PDP 377 , APC 7
4. Ohimini LGA, Agadagba Ward, PU Open Space Akpenwo : PDP 88, APC 61
5. Otukpo LGA , Adoka-Haje, PU Aune Play Ground 1 : PDP 135, APC
6. Akpari PU, Okpoga-North Ward, Okpokwu LGA : APC=105 , PDP=77
7. Otukpo Club GRA PU : PDP 150 , APC 37