For the first time in 20 years, the people of the zone C Benue South, would be casting their votes without the Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, in the senatorial race.
Since the return of democracy in 1999, Sen. Mark has occupied the senatorial seat for 20 years, having contested for the seat five times and won all.
Persecond reports that even though there are over 16 contenders, there is high tension in this zone, as three candidates with strong personalities currently top the list of contenders to take over the seat of the former Senate President, at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly.
They are: the Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP): the former Deputy Governor of Benue State, Steve Lawani of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mike Okibe Onoja.
Among these three top contenders, Moro who is David Mark’s ally, seems to have an edge over the other two contenders and also the people’s favorite as his name seems to be on the lips of people based on his good relationship with the people, and the employment opportunities he gave to people of the area, especially those at the grass root, when he was the minister of interior.
However, as at the time of this report Per Second News gathered that out of the nine local government areas that make up this senatorial district, Moro had already swept six, even though it hasn’t been officially announced.
The local government areas includes: Otukpo, Apa, Ohimini, Agatu, Ado, including Ogbadibo where his contender, Lawani hails from.