David Mark Secretly Begs Dan Onjeh To Withdraw Case From Court
Former Senate President, David Mark is allegedly
making moves to persuade his opponent in the last election withdraw the suit
against from court.
Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Dan Onjeh of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) contested the Benue South Senatorial seat in the
March 28 National Assembly election.
Mark was declared winner of the election, which his opponent claimed recorded
Mark’s opponent and flagbearer of the APC had approached the court, seeking
dissolution of the poll.
Onjeh was subsequently granted permission by the court to inspect the
electoral materials and amazingly, in the course of the inspection, it was
detected that the number of votes announced in favour of Mark was more than
At the adjournment of the last sitting, the Tribunal granted Onjeh the leave to
tender his last document.
However, Mark was expected to appear in person at the court on Monday to defend
the election that brought him to power for fifth term.
DAILY POST recalls that while some of his witnesses failed to show up at the
court, those who were present disappeared before the hearing.
However, information available showed that Mark had reportedly sent some of his
associates to beg Dan to withdraw the petition in order for them to have
Our reporter gathered that efforts to sit Onjeh down for a one-on-one chat with
Mark by his associate had being futile, as the opponent seems to be adamant and
was not ready to shift ground.
“Onjeh is not ready to meet with or entertain any offer from Mark and his
loyalists. They have tried as much as possible to bring him for a one-on-one
meeting with Mark but it did not yield any fruit,” a source said.
When this newspaper contacted Onjeh, he confirmed that some close associates of
the former Senate President had being wooing him on his behalf to give up on
the case but that he was not ready sell his mandate.
“Like I said earlier, I won the election convincingly and we are on our way to
reclaim our stolen mandate. No retreat, no surrender,” Onjeh averred.
However, when DAILY POST contacted an aide to the former Senate President, he
laughed off the claim.