Godswill Akpabio Swears In PDP’s Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan As Kogi Central Senator

By Damilare Adeleye
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has sworn in Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as Senator representing Kogi Central.

Akpoga-Uduaghan’s election victory, which was confirmed by the Kogi National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal was upheld by the Appeal Court on Monday.

Her opponent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abubakar Ohere, had challenged her electoral victory at the lower court where he lost and went on to challenge this at the appellate court.

The appellate court, in its ruling, upheld the earlier judgment of the Tribunal, which declared the PDP candidate as the authentic senator of Kogi Central with lawful votes of 54,354 while Ohere APC scored 51,291 votes.

She was administered the oath by the Clerk of the Senate at exactly 11:41 am.