David Mark has been Impeached By the Court of Appeal in Nigeria and has Ordered New Election in Makurdi, Benue State of Nigeria.
A Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State has declared the election of former senate president, David Mark as Not Vulnerable and has ordered immediate impeachment and conduction of New elections in the state (Benue State, Nigeria).
The Makurdi division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday, ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South, Mr Donald Onjeh had challenged the decision of the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld the victory of Senator Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Onjeh’s lawyer, Adetunji Oso, also urged the Appellate Court to allow his appeal and set aside the decision of the Tribunal.
He said the court erred when it held that the papers tendered by his client were mere documentary hearsay.
The documents, according to Mr Oso, demonstrated that while the collation of results for the Benue South senatorial district’s election on March 28 was still ongoing in seven of the nine local government areas, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Senator Mark winner of the poll.
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