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Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Benue South senatorial poll: Ekweremadu congratulates Mark over victory

Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has formally congratulated the immediate past Senate President, David Mark, on his victory at the Benue South senatorial district zone rerun election which held, Saturday.
Ekweremadu, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja, Sunday, described the victory as ‘one, which reaffirmed Mark’s April 2015 victory in the senatorial district.’
He therefore tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to remain focused in the conduct of the remaining rerun elections.
He commended the people of the Benue South district for their vigilance and gallantry in defence of democracy.
He noted that the people, “proved, once again, that you cannot deceive all the people all the time.”
He stressed that both the senatorial district and the nation’s democracy were better off with the victory of Mark, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the poll, given his national pedigree, institutional memory, legislative experience, and commitment to national development.
“I congratulate Senator Mark and our loyal party men and women on this well deserved-victory, which reaffirms his previous victory in April 2015.
“We have always been confident that even if the election should be conducted a million times, PDP and Senator Mark would still win as many times,” the deputy senate leader said.
Ekweremadu, expressed worry over the postponement of the National Assembly rerun election in Imo North Senatorial District.
But he urged the people to remain calm and steadfast, just as he called on INEC to do everything within its powers to ensure the sanctity of the electoral process.
“I urge the people of areas where reruns are being expected to emulate the vigilance and determination of the people of Bayelsa and now Benue South because they not only voted, but defied intimidation and manipulations to ensure that their votes counted; and they did so within the ambit of the law.”

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