#NigeriaElections2023: Natasha Akpoti loses Kogi central senatorial seat to APC

Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere of the All Progressive Congress has been declared as winner of the February 25 election for Kogi Central Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission.Sadiku-Ohere beat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, to emerge winner of the keenly contested election.The INEC Returning Officer for Kogi Central Senatorial District, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi, announced the result on Tuesday in Okene.He said Sadiku-Ohere garnered 52,132 votes against Natasha’s 51,763 votes to clinch the seat, a difference of 369 votes between them.“Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere of the APC having scored the highest votes in the election for the Kogi Central Senatorial seat is hereby declared winner, and is therefore returned elected,” Ajayi said.NAN reports that supporters of the APC candidate went into jubilation immediately after the declaration of the result, chanting “we have won.”