By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
Senate President, David Mark and Senator Barnabas Gemade on Tuesday received their certificates of return as senators-elect from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Mr. Paul Mumeh said INEC’s National Commissioner, Lawrence Nwuruku, presented the certificates to the Benue senators at the National Assembly.
Mark would be returning to the Senate for the 5th time on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP), his first being 1999 when he was elected to the upper legislative chamber.
While Gemade, a former People’s Democratic Party national chairman was elected into the Senate in 2011 on the platform of PDP but would be returning to the Senate the second time on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).