The All Progressives Congress says it is ready to participate in the Benue South Senatorial District rerun election between former Senate President David Mark of Peoples Democratic Party, and Daniel Onjeh of APC.
The Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi had in November nullified the Benue South Senatorial District election held in April of which Mr. Mark was declared winner.
The court nullified the election on the grounds of substantial breaches of the Electoral Act.
The Chairman of APC in Benue, Abba Yaro, said in Makurdi on Saturday that the good work being done by the APC government in the state would give the party added advantage ahead of the rerun.
“We are fully prepared to take on our opponent in the election.
“We will demonstrate to Nigerians that the era of dominance of David Mark has ended.
“You will see the great margin with which he will be defeated in the election.
“As the party chairman, I can tell you that none of the candidates that I took to the polls lost.
“Barnabas Gemade won the Benue North Senatorial election; Sen. George Akume also won the Benue North Central polls; and this election will not be an exception.’’
He, however, advised Mr. Mark to opt out of the election as he does not stand any chance of winning.
Mr. Yaro said the party would stand behind its candidate to ensure victory in the rerun scheduled to hold in February 2016.
He said that the rerun election would give the people of Benue South Senatorial District the opportunity to be freed from the political grip of Mr. Mark.
The APC chieftain also explained that the party was consolidating its hold on political power by delivering the dividends of democracy to the people through effective service delivery. (NAN)
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