Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu to review the outcome of the just concluded senatorial election in Kogi Central.
Akpoti-Uduaghan in the letter dated March 1, 2023, is demanding a review of the declaration and return of candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Abubakar Ohore, as winner of the February 25 senatorial election.
Akpoti-Uduaghan in the letter written by her lawyer, Johnson Usman, argued that, “The candidate of APC was wrongly returned with 52,132 votes and declared the winner of the election in the senatorial district while our client was wrongly credited with 51,763 votes”.
According to the letter, the mistake was followed by a careful and meticulous review of the election results from the duplicate of the result sheets, which revealed that votes were manipulated and adjusted in favour of the APC’s candidate.
She claimed that the alleged manipulation of results occurred in three polling units in Ganaja township Ward, Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state
These violations of the law substantially affected the result of the election as declared and therefore led to wrongful declaration and return of the APC’s candidate otherwise. Our Client who won the election ought to have been declared the winner of the election by virtue of the total lawful votes recorded at the election.”
She urged the INEC boss to use “your good office in reviewing the above and declare her as the winner of the Kogi Central senatorial district election conducted on February 25, 2023.