By Omonu YG Nelson
In a reaction to the Court of Appeal’s declaration of Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected Senator of Kogi Central Senatorial District, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, has described it as a triumph of democracy over forces of anarchy.
Ajaka, in a congratulatory message released by his spokesman, Hon. Faruk Adejoh-Audu, on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, said the world watched as Mrs. Akpoti-Uduaghan’s clear victory was brazenly upturned by desperate forces of anarchy even when she won four out of five Local Government Areas in the Central Senatorial District.
“But thanks to your indefatigability and the resolve of the judiciary to do justice without fear of favor, you have ended the era of electoral impunity in Kogi State today,” Ajaka said.
He added that the feat achieved by Mrs. Akpoti-Uduaghan has further emboldened him in his resolve to vanquish the same undemocratic forces who have reduced elections in Kogi State to bloodletting and manipulation.
Describing her as an authentic lioness who hunted down and devoured a phantom predator calling himself the “White Lion”, Ajaka said, “Now we know where to find a real lion.”
This statement is seen as an obvious broadside aimed at the State Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello.