Benue Rerun: How gods Chose Onjeh Over Mark
A mild drama played out during the courtesy visit of Comrade Daniel Onjeh, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2016 Benue South Senatorial rerun election to the Royal Highness (HRH), Agaba Idu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa, the Och’ Idoma IV in Benue State on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.
The drama ensued when the monarch called on the Och’ Otukpo Odu, Chief John Eiyemonye, to pray in the traditionally before the commencement of the business of the day.
The Och’ Otukpo Odu in the final phase of the prayer broke a kolanut into three pieces and threw them up, which forced the Palace into a frenzy when all the three broken pieces of kolanut faced up.
This was followed by hushed tones discussions that revolve around the significance of the outcome of the broken pieces of kolanut throw.
The gathering in a unanimous judgment concluded that it was a good and a sign of good things to come as even the “gods” endorsed Comrade Daniel Onjeh as the next senator of Benue South Senatorial District.
Naij.com recalls that the election of the immediate past Senate president, David Mark, was nullified by a Court Of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The court also reportedly ordered for a re-run election within 90 days.
In reaction to the the court ruling for a re-run of the Benue South Senatorial election, the returning officer, who conducted the election, Professor Latif Tiamiyu, reportedly said that the election, which produced David Mark as the winner was free and fair.