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Kogi Guber: Natasha Akpoti of SDP might be Next Governor of Kogi State

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the November 2019 Gubernatorial Election, Natasha Akpoti might become the first Female Governor in Nigeria.

Natasha Akpoti of SDP who polled 9,482 in the last election might be declared the next governor following the Federal High Court judgment on suit filed against the PDP candidate by the son of Kogi erstwhile governor Ibrahim Idris.


The court ruled that PDP has no candidate for the November election after declaring the PDP primaries that brought Musa Wada as null and void.

This judgment means that the 189,704 votes garnered by PDP in the last election now amounted to Zero since their candidature cannot be validated by the court and has made PDP lost the right to challenge the outcome of the election forthwith in the Tribunal.

The judgement is appeallable and can be upturned by the Court of Appeal but from the current situation and if Appeal Court decides to uphold the decision of Federal High Court, Natasha Akpoti of SDP becomes the runner up in the last election.

It is worthy of note that Natasha Akpoti is challenging the 2019 gubernatorial election that returned Yahaya Bello of APC as the winner in the Tribunal and if Trubunal decides to grant her prayers, she will be the next governor of Kogi State and the first female to emerge as governor in Nigeria.

Recall that Natasha Akpoti has won twice already both at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, a case she instituted against INEC for her wrongful disqualification as a candidate of SDP in the last election and has rose from being a disqualified candidate to now a runner up of that same election.

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