Benue senatorial rerun: APC candidate raises alarm over militants’ presence 

By Tersee Akaar, Makurdi 

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in the February 20th senatorial re-run election for Benue South, Mr. Daniel Onjeh has raised alarm over the presence of militant groups in the state. 


The contest has become a straight fight between Onjeh and the immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark who is seeking a return on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). 

Director Media and Publicity of Onjeh Campaign Organisation , Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi in a press statement issued in Abuja said  David Mark is turning Benue South into a theater of war. 

“David Mark’s militants arrived Otukpo last night and are being lodged in an hotel owned by David Mark’s son. Mark is currently hosting the first batch of the Niger Delta militants who arrived from Asaba, Delta State.” 

“The second batch moving from Bayelsa State are currently camped at Uturu, Abia state on their way to Otukpo.” 

He added that “The importation of the Militants shows the desperation of Mark and the opposition PDP towards the re-run election, It’s more glaring that Mark has lost grip of his people hence he’s resulting to war situation. 

“We believe on the credibility of our security agencies and their capacity to avert the impending mass murder planted by Mark. 

“We hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari, the inspector general of Police and other security outfits in the country to immediately come to the aid of the Idoma – Igede nation before we are completely wipe out by David Mark’s militants. 

” The people of Benue South should be allowed  to choose their senator as it’s evident that democracy is of the people.”

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