By G9ija

Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan has clinched the Peoples Democratic Party’s ticket as its candidate for Kogi Central Senatorial District.

The contestant defeated Mamud Attah by 159 to 13 votes at the primary election held in Okene on Wednesday.

Akpoti-Uduaghan, aka the Amazon of Kogi politics. defected to the PDP on March 20 with thousands of her supporters.

She was the 2019 senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party and hails from the same central senatorial district with Governor Yahaya Bello, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Shortly after her declaration as winner of the PDP primary election, Akpoti-Uduaghan extended the olive branch to her co-contestants and urged them to join hands with her to win the 2023 election.

She said: “Kogi Central Senatorial District is our home and we must join hands to ensure that we build it up to a better place for all of us to dwell.

“I urge you all to join hands with me in the struggle to give our party, the PDP, the desired victory at the 2023 general elections.”

Akpoti-Uduaghan commended the peaceful conduct of the election and pledged to facilitate further development of the district if elected as senator.