All Middle Belt Youth Forum, (AMBYF) has condemned in strong terms the nullification by the Appeal Court of the election of former Senate President, David Mark, as the lawmaker representing Benue South Senatorial district, Benue State.
In a statement jointly signed by its National Leader, Comrade Moses Ojeh, and National Secretary, Comrade Andzayi Jabez Jonathan, the youths said the judgement has no place in electoral history and Nigeria’s legal system.
They described the nullification as a war against the Middle Belt region and an affront on Benue South Senatorial district electorates who chose Mark through their votes.
They added that the judgement was a fulfilment of the statement by one of the APC leaders; “If we don’t win at polling units, we win at the courts” and called on the Benue South Senatorial district electorates to reaffirm their decision by re-electing Mark at the election re-run.
“With regards to the nullification of the Rt. Hon. David Mark’s senatorial election not based on electoral fraud or manipulation, we register this as a war against the Middle Belt Region intended to deny the region right of participation at Senate by coming after one of their finest and distinguished Senate President emeritus who is by virtue of power and seniority also doubles as the PDP’s arrow-head at the National Assembly.”