The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State has accused the immediate past Senate President, David Mark, of impunity and inducement ahead of the February 20 Benue South senatorial district re-run election.
The Appeal Court sitting in Markurdi, the Benue State capital had last year nullified the election of Mark and ordered a re-run.
The forthcoming poll is a two-horse race between the former Senate president, who is re-contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Daniel Onjeh of the APC, whose petition led to the nullification of Mark’s election.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Onjeh Campaign Organisation, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi in a statement in Otukpo on Sunday, accused the Director General of David Mark Campaign Organisation and immediate past Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro, of using the official plate number of the Ministry, an office he left since May 28, 2015 to sensitize vulnerable youth on violent acts.
Ogenyi said, “Mr. Moro and his Personal Assistants are currently using the official plate numbers of the Interior Ministry as a cover in distributing arms and ammunitions including cash to various segments of Benue South, which culminated into the foiled attacks by men of the Nigeria Police Force, orchestrated by Mark’s Militants at Upu and Akpa yesterday during our campaign rallies”.
The Onjeh campaign’s spokesperson further advised that the security agencies must do more especially in checking the illegal possession of government official plate numbers being used as a cover to perpetuate this evil act.
“Heavily armed men are assembled all over the Senatorial district to intimidate, mime and kill APC supporters across the 9 Local government areas in preparation towards the Saturday re-run election”, he added.