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Kogi’s Senator Natasha Akpoti To Be Sworn In Today



The first female Senator in Kogi State, Barr Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, Senaator-elect for Kogi Central Senatorial District, is set to be sworn in as a member of the 10th Senate today, November 2, 2023.

News About Nigeria reports that the swearing-in ceremony is coming after her presentation of her Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central on Wednesday.

Natasha, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has gone ahead to become the first female Senator from Kogi State, which many regard as no small feat.

Recall that the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, had on Tuesday affirmed Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central senatorial district of Kogi State.

The appellate court had earlier also validated the judgement of the Kogi State National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which pronounced Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the rightful winner of the February 25 National Assembly elections as against Abubakar Sadiq Ohere of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was earlier declared winner of the exercise by INEC.

APC’s Ohere, dissatisfied with the verdict of the Tribunal, had approached the Appeal Court for respite.

Justice Hamma Barka of the Appeal Court, however, upheld Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the PDP as the winner of the Kogi Central Senatorial District poll, having won the majority of lawful votes cast at the poll, dismissing Ohere’s appeal as lacking in merit.