Tribunal: Governor Yahaya Bello confident of ‘three over three’ Kogi APC senators after Natasha’s victory

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has given an assurance that the All Progressives Congress will retain all three senatorial seats, despite Wednesday’s Election Petitions Tribunal judgement overturning the February 25 Kogi Central senatorial election, declaring Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the People’s Democratic Party as the actual winner.

In his unanimous judgement, the Chairman of the three-man judicial panel, Justice K. A. Orjiako, nullified the victory of Senator Abubakar Ohere, saying the APC candidate’s votes were inflated in nine polling units of Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

The judges added that Natasha’s votes were intentionally reduced in the areas by the Independent National Electoral Commission, as well as the results of three other polling units, which were deliberately omitted for her in the same LGA.

The court after making the proper correction, declared Natasha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the poll having polled 54,074 against Ohere (APC) who polled 51,291.

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