Wed, 06 Sep 2023 Nigeria

Delta women celebrate Akpoti-Uduaghan’s victory, praise judiciary

By Ebireri Henry Ovie II Contributor
Chief Natasha Akpoti-UduaghanChief Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan

Delta Women on Wednesday congratulated Chief Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan for her victory at the Tribunal.

They also praised the tribunal for remaining the protector of the oppressed.

A statement issued in Warri by the Delta Women Political Vanguard (DWPV) said Akpoti-Uduaghan’s victory at the tribunal was well deserved as “it is the will of a democratic majority.

“Your victory at the Tribunal shows that the wonderful people of Kogi Central clearly authorized your candidature.”

The election petition tribunal sitting in Lokoja declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election.

The statement signed by the DWPV President General, Chief Alice Umukoro, described the tribunal’s judgement as brilliant and straightforward.

“Your victory is a testimony of your recognition, immense ability and contributions to Kogi State,” the statement added.

The women thanked the wonderful people of Kogi Central for the confidence reposed on Akpoti-Uduaghan.

Justice K.A. Orjiakoin, the tribunal Chairman in his ruling on Wednesday said Uduaghan scored 54,064 votes to defeat his closest rival Sadiku-Ohere of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 51,291 votes.

The tribunal urged Ohere to pay Akpoti-Uduaghan N500, 000 for the cost of the petition.