Six out of the seven Kogi Central senatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on have petitioned the National Secretariat of the party over manipulation of the delegates’ list by the State Chairman of the party, Engr. Sam Uhuotu.

The aggrieved aspirants are Senator Ahmed Ogembe, Hon. Abdulkareem Salihu, Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed, Ibrahim Yakubu Adoke and Mahmud Ademu Attah.

Former Senator, Senator Ahmed Ogembe in a joint press conference with aggrieved aspirants at the venue of the primary, accused the state chairman of the party of manipulating the list of the delegates from all the five local government councils in the state.

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He noted that out of seven aspirants, six of them have petitioned the national chairman of the party and they all believe that they will take action.

He said he decided to withdraw from the primary since the process was not free, fair, credible and transparent.

Among the aspirants who stayed to witness the primary election includes Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed and Mahmud Ademu Attah.

Meanwhile, Barrister Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan emerged winner of the primary, scoring 159 votes out of 173 votes as announced by the returning officer, Mr. Muhammed Hassan.

Akpoti decamped from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for the Kogi central senatorial primary.

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