The LGs are Ado, Agatu, Apa, Obi, Ohimini, Okpokwu and Otukpo. Mark led in Ado, Agatu,Okpokwu and Otukpo while Onjeh took Obi and Ohimini. Oju and Ogadibo are the remaining two LGs, made up of 24 wards.
Earlier, a former Senate President, David Mark, says he is confident his constituents will vote him back to the Senate for the fifth time.
Results from 78 wards in seven of the nine local government areas of the Benue South Senatorial District, revealed that former President of the Senate and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Benue South Senatorial District re-run election, David Mark, has extended his lead to over 18, 000 votes. Vanguard reports.
The election was conducted in 102 wards in nine local government areas of the Senatorial District.
From the 78 wards available, Mark polled 67, 525 votes while his main challenger, Daniel Onjeh polled 49, 506 votes.
Please note that these results are yet to be confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the only body recognised by law to declare.
Mr. Mark is the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Saturday’s rerun senatorial election for Benue South.
He was declared winner of the earlier March 28, 2015, election, but his “victory” was annulled by the Court of Appeal.
Speaking Saturday after casting his vote at Otukpo Town East ward, Mr. Mark said, “Our people have resolved to return me back. They have decided that no external forces can come in between us in Zone C (Benue South)”.
“We call on our supporters to maintain law and order while the election lasts,” he added.