An Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State today upheld the election of David Mark as senator representing Benue South Senatorial district.
Justice Obande Ogbuinya who gave the judgement upheld the decision of the lower Tribunal that the petition of Daniel Onjeh lacked merit, was incompetent and status barred and therefore dismissed.
In a statement released after the court sitting by his media aide, Senator Mark expressed his joy at the verdict while also stating that he had forgiven his opponents.
“I’m glad that the final Verdict of the Appeal court vindicates me and truly reaffirmed my victory freely given to me by the people of Benue South Senatorial zone. I’m happy that the Judiciary stood on the side of justice and respected the wishes of Benue South people. ” For me, I have forgiven all those especially some of my close friends who conspired against me. For to err is human, to forgive is Divine. I will continue to serve my people honestly and diligently. Whatever makes for the good of my people will always be my guide. ” I whole heartedly appreciate the support and solidarity of Idoma nation towards me. In spite of the unwarranted provocation and intimidation especially during the rerun election, you came out in large numbers to vote for me. I’m truly grateful,” he said.
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