Kogi central PDP senatorial primary: Barrister Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan in a landslide victory



—- As six aspirants petitions party,

Momoh  Obansa, Lokoja

An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic party, (PDP), Barrister Mrs. Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan has emerged winner of the kogi central senatorial primary election, held on Wednesday at the Khahal Cinema in Okene.

Uduaghan scored a total of 159 votes out of the 173 accredited delegates to top the list. Her victory was coming after three postponements.

The result was announced by the returning officer, Mr. Muhammed Hassan.

Barrister Mrs. Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan decamped from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the Kogi central senatorial election.

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Mahmud Ademu Attah came a distant second, scoring 13 votes, while Etudaye Muhammed Adomu Ibrahim Yakubu Adoke, and Itopa Onimisi scroed zero votes, with one void vote

Addressing newsmen shortly after her victory, she said she dedicated her victory to God and the people of her senatorial district.

On the complaints of those aspirants who withdrew from the race, she said there is room for appeal vy any aggrieved aspirants to state their complaints

*Yes, it’s their rights to complain. I have confidence in what the leadership of the party have done. I do not see any manipulation. They can approach the appeal panel for redress.

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She promised to work for the victory of the party in all the elections.

Earlier, six out of seven senatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had petitioned the national Secretariat of the party over manipulation of the deligates list by the state chairman of the party, Engr. Sam Uhuotu.

The aggrieved aspirants are Senator Ahmed Ogembe, Hon. Abdulkareem Salihu, Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed, Ibrahim Yakubu Adoke and Mahmud Ademu Attah.

Former Senator, Senator Ahmed Ogembe in a joint press conference with aggrieved aspirants at the venue of the primary accused the state chairman of the party for manipulating the list of the deligates from all the five local government councils in the district.

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He noted that out of seven aspirants six of them have petitioned the national chairman of the party and they all believe that they will take action.

He said he decided to withdraw from the primary since the process was not free, fair, credible and transparent.

Among the aspirants who stayed to witnessed the primary election includes Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed and Mahmud Ademu Attah.

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