David Mark’s Daughter dumps PDP over party’s primary election irregularities in Benue
Daughter of former senate president David Mark, Mrs Blessing Onuh has announced her defection from the People’s Democratic party over what she described as , “severe fraud and manipulations” that took place during the party’s primary elections in Benue state.
Mrs Onuh who was a former Secretary for social Development Secretariat of the federal capital Territory Administration, FCTA had the during the PDP primaries contested for the position of member, House of Representatives for Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency.
Her exit from the former ruling Party was contained in a Press statement issued on Sunday by her campaign organization in Otukpo, Benue state and signed by its coordinator, Dr. Vincent Odey.
According to the statement, Mrs Onuh, “can no longer continue to stay in a party which does not believe in the principles that defines democracy and where few men easily upturn the decisions of the majority for their personal interest ”
“A situation in which a delegate list was used to conduct governorship primaries that produced Samuel Ortom as governorship flagbearer and same list was fraudulently changed few days later just because the delegates won’t vote for a preferred senatorial candidate is the height of political Manipulation and subversion of the will of the people.”
The statement went further to explain that ,” after the delegate list was changed and all delegates who voted in the Governorship primary days ago were shut out of the venue by security men and thugs , Mrs Blessing Onuh and most candidates left the makurdi venue, returned to Otukpo and did not participate in the sham primary election”.