David Mark “confident” of fifth Senate term

David Mark arriving the polling unit

A former Senate President, David Mark, says he is confident his constituents will vote him back to the Senate for the fifth time.

Mr. Mark is the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Saturday’s rerun senatorial election for Benue South.

He was declared winner of the earlier March 28, 2015, election, but his “victory” was annulled by the Court of Appeal.

Speaking Saturday after casting his vote at Otukpo Town East ward, Mr. Mark said, “Our people have resolved to return me back. They have decided that no external forces can come in between us in Zone C (Benue South)”.

“We call on our supporters to maintain law and order while the election lasts,” he added.

Mr. Mark arrived the polling unit in the company of his friend and former Senator, Tunde Ogbeha, younger brother, Igoche Mark, and other supporters.

When PREMIUM TIMES visited his polling unit at 12.33pm, voters’ apathy was obvious.

The presiding officer, a male corps member, said of the 1275 voters registered in the polling unit, but only about 120 people came out to vote.

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