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Tribunal declares Natasha Apoti winner of Kogi Central senatorial election

The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal has nullified the victory of Senator Abubakar Ohere as the winner of the Kogi Central senatorial election.

The court on Wednesday further declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduagan as the actual winner of the February senatorial election.

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The Tribunal Chairman, Justice K. A. Orjiako, who read the unanimous judgment of the three-man panel, said Ohere results were inflated in nine polling units of Ajaokuta Local Government Area (LGA) while that of Natasha was intentionally reduced in the areas by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as three other polling units result that was deliberately not entered for Natasha in the same LGA.

The court subsequently declared Natasha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the poll having polled 54,074 against Ohere All Progressive Congress (APC) who polled 51,291.

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