The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has scheduled the Benue South Senatorial district re-run election for 13th February, 2016.
The re-run election is a straight fight between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Senate President David Mark and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daniel Onjeh.
Prompt News recalls that sequel to the appeal filed by the APC candidate, Onjeh, the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue state on November 28, 2015, nullified the election of the sitting Senator, David Mark.
Benue South Senatorial District is made up of 9 Local Government Areas, 102 Registration Areas, 1,016 Polling Units and a total of 1,174 Voting Points.
The Commission will deploy a total of 4, 931 staff to conduct the election. The breakdown of staff to be deployed is as follows: 102 Supervising Presiding Officers; 1,016 Presiding Officers; and 3,522 Assistant Presiding Officers (I, II, III). Others are 1,174 Assistant Presiding Officers (VP); and 235 Reserve Assistant Presiding Officers.