The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has just sworn in Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as Senator representing Kogi Central.
It would be recalled that Akpoti-Uduaghan’s election, which was confirmed by the Kogi National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, was upheld by the Appeal Court on Monday, October 30, 2023.
Her opponent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abubakar Ohere, had challenged her electoral victory at the lower court. 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.
The Tribunal had declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, the PDP candidate, as the authentic Senator of Kogi Central with lawful votes of 54,354. Ohere of APC scored 51,291 votes.
She was administered the oath by the Clerk of the Senate at exactly 11:41 a.m.
Akpoti-Uduaghan, who is elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), becomes the first female Senator from Kogi State.