Senate Swears in Natasha Akpoti as Kogi Central Senator

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The Senate has sworn in the Senator-elect for Kogi Central Senatorial District, Barr Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, as a member of the 10th Senate.

Natasha took an oath of office on Thursday, November 2, 2023, after receiving her Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central.

Akpoti-Uduaghan, who is elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), becomes the first female Senator from Kogi State.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, upheld Akpoti-Uduaghan as the duly elected candidate in the Kogi Central Senatorial Election held earlier in February.

The court dismissed the appeal filed by Abubakar Ohere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for lacking in merit.

In September, the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja had nullified the victory of Ohere as the winner of the Kogi Central Senatorial Election.

The court further declared Akpoti-Uduaghan as the actual winner of the February senatorial poll.

Though Ohere had headed to the appellate court to seek redress but the court further upheld Akpoti-Uduaghan as the winner of the poll.

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