Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan has been sworn in as Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District.
She was administered an oath of office on Thursday by the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabío at about 12.00pm.
Senator Akpoti makes the forth female Senators in the 10th upper legislative Chamber.
Recalled that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja on Tuesday upheld the ruling of the election petition tribunal which removed Abubakar Sadiku Ohere of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the PDP as the legitimately elected Senator for the Kogi Central Senatorial District.
The election petition tribunal, had on September 6, affirmed Natasha as the duly elected Senator as it nullified Ohere’s victory citing inflated polling results in favor of Ohere in some units and deliberate undercounting against Akpoti-Uduaghan.
The Tribunal Chairman, Justice K. A. Orjiako delivered the unanimous judgment of the three-man panel, revealing that Ohere’s results were inflated in nine polling units in the Ajaokuta Local Government Area.