The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Tuesday, affirmed
Natasha Akpoti-Uduagan as the duly elected senator to represent the Kogi
Central Senatorial District.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, had declared Abubakar Ohere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner
of the February 25 polls.
But Akpoti-Uduagan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
sought redress in court, claiming that her mandate was stolen by the ruling
Ruling on the matter, the Kogi State Election Petition
Tribunal sitting in Lokoja had, in September, nullified the election of the APC
However, Ohere had headed to the appellate court to set
aside the ruling, but the court further upheld Akpoti-Uduagan as the winner of
In its ruling on Tuesday, the court dismissed the appeal
filed by Ohere for lacking in merit.
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