The former Senate President David Mark has appeared before the Benue election tribunal to defend his fifth term victory in the senate.
However, the embattled Senator reportedly refused to enter the witness box.
Kenneth Ikonne, Mark’s Counsel, had told the Benue South tribunal that his client would be appearing in person to testify on August 18. However, former Senate president who arrived in court in company of some supporters on Thursday refused to testify from the witness box.
Recall that Mark was taken to the tribunal by his contender, Dan Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress who contested for the Benue South senatorial seat. Onjeh had claimed that the polls were marred by several irregularities and substantial breaches of the Electoral Act 2011 as amended.
He also alleged that INEC personnel were compromised and voters were financially induced by the PDP agents at the different polling units in the district.
The petitioner, therefore, asked the court to annul the poll and order for fresh election.