Senate Swears in Natasha Akpoti as Kogi Central Senator

The Senate has sworn in Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial district.
With the latest elevation, Natasha becomes the first female Senator from Kogi State and the fourth female Senator in the 10th National Assembly.
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio directed the clerk of the senate to administer the oath of office to Akpoti-Uduaghan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday.
This followed the presentation of Certificate of Return to Akpoti-Uduaghan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central.
Presidenial Diary reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, upheld the election of Akpoti-Uduagan as the winner of February 25, Kogi Central Senatorial poll.
The Kogi State National and State Assemblies Tribunal had also on September 6, declared Akpoti-Uduagan the duly elected candidate of the senatorial poll.
The tribunal also invalidated the victory of Sen. Ohere.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice K. A. Orjiako delivered the unanimous judgment of the three-man panel, adding that Sen. Ohere’s results were inflated in nine polling units in Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
He said that INEC reduced Natasha’s results in those areas and omitted the results of three other polling units meant for Natasha in the same LGA.

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