Senator David Mark has dismissed call by the All Progressive Congress for the just concluded Benue South senatorial rerun to be declared inconclusive. Mr Mark won with a margin of 12,571, polling 84, 192 votes as Daniel Onjeh of the APC who polled 71, 621 votes.
While Mark won in five local government areas, Onjeh won in four. The APC had called for the rerun election to be declared inconclusive arguing that the total invalid votes were more than the difference between the David Mark and Daniel Onjeh.
Speaking with newsmen this on Sunday morning after observing a brief Sunday service at his Otukpo residence, Mark said:-
“INEC has declared and there is nothing they can do about it.”
He used the opportunity to thank the indigenes of the Idoma nation urging them to support him to further uplift the region.
It is your collective support and effort that I want. David Mark alone cannot uplift the Idoma nation.
Election has come and gone. I have won and I have put that behind me. I’m thinking of our to better our lives than it was yesterday,” he said.
Meanwhile, celebration is currently going on at his residence as hundreds of supporters were seen dancing, singing.