The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has nullified the election of a former President of the Senate, David Mark.
The court delivered its verdict in the suit brought before it by Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.
Mr Onjeh’s lawyer, Adetunji Oso, 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.
Mark was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Court of Appeal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election into the Benue South Senatorial District seat.
Reacting to the development, Onjeh said: “Hurray!
“Thank God I have been vindicated.”
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