By Garry Ochigbo
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked Senator Sadiku Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and affirmed Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the People’s Democratic party, PDP as the duly elected Senator for Kogi Central Senatorial district.
In a judgment, Justice Hamma Barka resolved all contending issues against the appellant (Sadiku) and awarded a cost of five hundred thousand naira against him.
The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal had nullified the victory of Sen. Abubakar as the winner of the Kogi Central Senatorial election.
Justice Orjiako who read the unanimous judgment of the 3-man panel, said Abubakar’s results were inflated in 9 polling units of Ajaokuta LGA while that of Natasha was intentionally reduced in 9 of the same polling units by INEC.
The Tribunal after making the proper correction, declared Natasha Akpoti- Uduagan (PDP) as winner of the poll having polled 54,074 against Abubakar (APC) who polled 51,291.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Blessing Nyor
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