Daniel Onjeh Heads To Tribunal Over Benue South Re-run Election

Daniel onjehThe candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Benue South Senatorial re-run election, Mr Daniel Onjeh, says he will approach the Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the election.

The election was won by Senator David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party. he has been in the Senate since 1999.

Mr Onjeh, on Sunday, said he would seek the nullification of the victory of Senator Mark on the grounds of over voting and ballot box stuffing. He is also raising issues over the 21,000 votes that were cancelled.

He cited the case in Kogi State where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election inconclusive on the grounds that the number of cancelled votes far exceeded the margin with which one party was leading.

The APC candidate also alleged that voters were also induced with 1,000 Naira per vote cast in Ado Local Government, thereby compromising the integrity of the poll.

After the election, Senator Mark said the outcome reflected the will of the people.

Ekiti Vigilante Group Arrests 3 Suspected APC Thugs

Ekiti-vigilante-2The Ekiti State Vigilante Group has arrested three suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs with gun and axe, on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

One of the suspected thugs was identified as Soji Onigbinde while three ladies were arrested with them.

The suspected thugs, who were riding in a Mazda 323 bus branded APC House of Assembly candidate for Ado Local Government Constituency 1, Sola Olofin, were arrested at Omisanjana Junction, Ado Ekiti at about 11:30 pm local time.

The three ladies arrested with them were in another vehicle following the Branded Vehicle.

The Commander of the Vigilante Group in Ekiti State, Femi Ogunleye, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspected thugs were handed over to the police at the Okesa Police Station, Ado Ekiti.

Report said the suspects were later moved to the State Police Headquarters.