The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared former Senate President, David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the rerun election in Benue South Senatorial District.
Senator David Mark defeated former student union leader and candidate of the All Progressives Congress to secure a fifth term in the Senateby polling a total of 84,192 votes as against Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who pollled 71,621 votes.
Announcing the results on Sunday morning, the Returning Officer, Prof. Ishaku Eneji, declared Mark winner stating that Senator Mark met all the requirements during the conduct of the poll, having majority of the total votes cast. However, the APC agent has contested the validity of the result declared.
The results from each local government:
Ado LGA: APC – 6370 PDP – 6513
Agatu LGA: APC – 3458 PDP – 7986
Apa LGA: APC – 4943 PDP – 9191
Obi LGA: APC – 8585 PDP – 7043
Ohimini LGA: APC – 6192 PDP – 5923
Okpokwu LGA: APC – 6830 PDP – 11935
Otukpo LGA: APC – 12203 PDP – 18468
Oju LGA: APC – 14159 PDP – 10289
Ogbadibo LGA: APC – 8882 PDP – 6844