Following weekend’s nullification of the election victory of Senator David Mark, by the Appeal Court, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has assured that the party and the people of Benue South ‘are solidly behind the former Senate President, Senator David Mark to repeat his electoral victory in the re-run election ordered by the court.’
The party, which described Mark as ‘an asset to the nation’ assured that ‘the people of Benue South Senatorial zone, as ardent members and supporters of the PDP since 1999 would remain steadfast in giving him another resounding victory at the rerun election.’
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement, Monday, said the confidence of the party in retaining the Senatorial seat ‘is even stronger now that the deceit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has become obvious to all Nigerians.’
“The inexplicable ruling of the Appeal Court, even when all evidence pointed to Mark’s victory as upheld by the lower tribunal, is yet another evidence of APC’s dangerous interference in the judiciary, which negative consequences the PDP has continued to alert the nation.
“The party also notes the significant contributions of Senator Mark in growing and stabilizing the nation’s democracy through his mature, responsible and patriotic leadership of the Senate, a value that is still highly needed in the polity,” the party said.
The PDP therefore urged its members in Benue South ‘to resist any attempt to intimidate them, especially in their determination to ensure effective and result-oriented representation in the Senate as typified in Senator Mark.’