Senator Abubakar Ohere, representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has expressed his strong disagreement with the recent ruling by the election petition tribunal. The tribunal declared Natasha H Akpoti Uduaghan as the victor of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election.
Senator’s Opposition to Tribunal’s Decision
Senator Ohere wasted no time in voicing his concerns immediately after the tribunal’s judgment. He asserted that how the process unfolded did not entirely adhere to the principles of the law. Furthermore, he pointed out that critical aspects of the law were not adequately considered during the tribunal’s proceedings.
Sen. Ohere Sadiku Abubakar, who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Contents, went on to express his unwavering commitment to defending his electoral victory. He conveyed his confidence in eventually reclaiming his mandate, a sentiment that has driven him to seek legal recourse through the appeal court.
Reassurance to Supporters
In a bid to maintain calm and unity among his supporters, Senator Ohere reassured them of his dedication to their cause. He urged them to remain composed as they pursue the next legal avenue available to them. Despite the ongoing legal battle, Ohere affirmed his commitment to fulfilling his legislative responsibilities within the hallowed halls of the Senate.
The election petition tribunal, which convened in Lokoja, declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan as the victor of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election. The tribunal’s Chairman, Justice K.A. Orjiako, announced that Uduaghan secured 54,064 votes, surpassing her closest competitor, Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere, who garnered 51,291 votes.
As this legal battle unfolds, Senator Abubakar Ohere’s determination to challenge the tribunal’s decision highlights the significance of the ongoing electoral dispute in Kogi Central. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.