Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:36 pm
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally announced the date for Benue South Senatorial District rerun election, between former senate president, David Mark and the younger candidate and former student union activist, Daniel Onjeh, who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Onjeh had succeeded in challenging Mark’s election on 28 March at the Court of Appeal, which ordered re-election.
Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the state, Prof. Istifanus Dafwang disclosed that the rerun will hold February 20. David Mark has boasted that he would beat Onjeh 100 times.
He made disclosure on Tuesday during the IPAC/INEC interactive session held ahead of the election.
The REC urged the general public to ignore the earlier February 13 date that was widely reported.
Dafwang also revealed that all non-sensitive materials had already been put in place while sensitive materials were being prepared to meet up with the date.
“We plead that political campaigns should be devoid of hate speeches and violence which should transcend to the Election Day and thereafter. We should be ‘ballots without bullets’ because that is the only way the electoral process can succeed,” he said.