Senator Abubakar Ohere, representing Kogi Central, has said he received the Tribunal judgement that nullified his election with a great shock and vowed to head to the appeal court.
He stated that he was worried about how the Tribunal decided that as respondent, he ought to have filed a cross-petition to be able to challenge votes in an election petition.
Ohere said he felt strongly that the decision was contrary to paragraph 15 of the first schedule to the Electoral Act 2022.
The senator made these statements in a press statement he personally signed. The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal yesterday, nullified the victory of Senator Ohere of the APC as the winner of the Kogi Central senatorial election, further declaring Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the actual winner of the February senatorial election.