RERUN POLLS: Senators Mark, Achonu, others know fate today

TWO-term Senate President, Senator David Mark, will today know whether or not he will return to the Senate to continue with his fifth term representing Benue South Senatorial District of Benue State on the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. So also is Senator Athan Achonu of Imo North Senatorial District, Imo State. The duo will be running in two of the 22 National Assembly and state assembly re-run elections to be conducted, today, across eight states – Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Taraba and Imo by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Mark-Onjeh Apart from Benue South and Imo North, senatorial re-run polls will be held in Kogi East and Kogi Central. The remaining 18 re-run elections consist of three House of Representatives and 15 state assembly. The Federal Constituency elections will hold in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi State; Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State and Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba State. And the 15 State Constituency elections will be conducted across Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger and Taraba states. They are Isiala Mbano, Oru East, and Owerri West all in Imo State; Lere West in Kaduna State ; Ofu, Ankpa 1, Idah, Dekina 1 and Dekina II (Okura) in Kogi State; Suleja in Niger State; Langtang South, Pankshin South and Pankshin North in Plateau State; as well as Ardo Kola and Mbamga in Taraba State. In Benue South, Mark will face Mr Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the man who stopped him at the Court of Appeal among other opponents. In Imo North, Achonu, who is fondly referred to as the one-arm senator, will also aim to stop Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu of the APC, who got his election nullified. In Kogi East, Senator Abdul Abdulahi of the APC whose election was nullified to pave the way for the re-run has been barred from taking part leaving the race for Attai Aidoko (PDP) and Ibrahim Itodo (LP) among others. With Senator Muhammed Salami Ohiare (APC) also excluded in Kogi Central, Alhaji Ahmed Ogembe of the PDP, will be running against Dr. Moses Wokili of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, and Kabiru Atta of the Labour Party.


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  1. Addra

    I wish all candidates success except sen. Mark. He must return home.


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