Former Senate President, David Mark’s election into the lawmaking chambers has been nullified by a Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State.
According to a report by Channels Television, the election was nullified on Saturday, November 28, 2015 after which a re-run of the poll within 90 days was ordered by the court.
Mark’s election was challenged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South, Donald Onjeh.
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).
Onjeh had backed up his challenge with documents that alleged that while the collation of results for the Benue South senatorial district’s election on March 28, 2015 was still ongoing in seven of the nine local government areas, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Senator Mark winner of the poll.