Delta Women Praise Judiciary Over Akpoti-Uduaghan’s Victory
By Ebireri Henry Ovie
Some Delta Women on Wednesday congratulated Mrs Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan on 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 Mrs 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 group added.
The election petition tribunal sitting in Lokoja declared Mrs Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election.
The statement signed by the DWPV President General, Mrs 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,” DWPV added.
The women thanked the wonderful people of Kogi Central for the confidence reposed on Mrs Akpoti-Uduaghan.
Justice K.A. Orjiakoin, the tribunal Chairman, in his ruling on Wednesday, said the female politician scored 54,064 votes to defeat her closest rival, Sadiku-Ohere, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 51,291 votes.
The tribunal urged Ohere to pay Mrs Akpoti-Uduaghan N500,000 for the cost of the petition.