Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan Sworn in as First Female Senator from Kogi State
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was sworn in as the senator representing Kogi Central senatorial district on Thursday, November 2, 2023.
She is now the first female senator from Kogi State and the fourth female senator in the 10th Upper Legislative Chamber.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio directed the clerk of the senate to administer the oath to her on the floor of the upper legislative chamber. This followed her presentation with the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central.
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On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal affirmed Akpoti-Uduaghan as the winner of the Kogi central senatorial district election. 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.
Akpoti-Uduaghan’s swearing-in is a historic moment for Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole. It is a testament to the progress that is being made in promoting gender equality and representation in our democracy.