The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Senator David Mark, for his victory in the Benue South Senatorial rerun election held Saturday, February 20, 2016.
The immediate past Senate President was declared winner early Sunday morning amid protest by his main challenger, Daniel Onjeh, who demanded that the election be declared inconclusive.
Mark scored a total of 84,192 votes, leaving a margin of 12,571 votes between him and Mr. Onjeh, who garnered 71,621 votes.
A total of 29,273 votes were cancelled.
After Mr. Mark was declared winner by INEC, Mr. Onjeh’s agent protested, saying the number of cancelled votes (29,273) was higher than the margin of win (12,571).
He therefore contended that the election should have been declared inconclusive.
Despite the protest, the APC has congratulated Senator David Mark, thereby accepting the results of the election and conceding defeat in the elections.
APC tweeted on its official Twitter handle: “Congratulations to Senator David Mark, who has just been declared winner, Benue South Senatorial rerun election.”
Congratulations to Senator David Mark, who has just been declared winner, Benue South Senatorial rerun election pic.twitter.com/UiApDLGbHZ
— APC Nigeria (@APCNigeria) February 21, 2016