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Tribunal sacks APC senator, declares Natasha Akpoti winner



Tribunal sacks APC senator, declares Natasha Akpoti winner
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The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja has sack Apc senator Ohere declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as the winner of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election.
The tribunal Chairman, Justice K.A. Orjiako in his ruling on Wednesday said Uduaghan scored 54,064 votes to defeat his closest rival Sadiku-Ohere who polled 51,291 votes.
He urged Ohere to pay her N500,000 for the cost of the petition.
Ohere is of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
National Daily Newspaper recalls that on Tuesday, the same judge sacked Sen. Jibrin Isah, the Senate committee chairman on customs, excise, and tariffs, on the ground that elections were cancelled in some 94 polling units.
The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplement election in the affected 94 polling units.
Natasha Uduaghan won the election with 54,074 votes to defeat the 51,291 votes secured by APC’s Ohere.
Details soon.