The mood in Kogi Central on Tuesday morning was electrifying as residents took to the streets to celebrate of the tribunal victory of the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan.
In the video clips obtained by TRIBUNE ONLINE, residents in solidarity with the PDP candidate were seen singing her praises in Ebira parlance.
Recall Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal, last week, had declared Natasha winner of the Kogi Central Senatorial election held in February.
It also invalidated the victory of Senator Abubakar Ohere of the All Progressives Congress.
The Tribunal Chairman, Justice K. A. Orjiako, delivered the unanimous judgment of the three-man panel, revealing that Sen. Ohere’s results were inflated in nine polling units in the Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
He added that the Independent National Electoral Commission reduced Natasha’s results in those areas and omitted the results of three other polling units meant for Natasha in the same LGA.
Following the necessary corrections, the court declared Natasha as the winner of the election with 54,074 votes, surpassing Ohere, who garnered 51,291 votes.
The photos below capture the mood in Kogi: