Akpoti Submits Petition Before Tribunal
Natasha Akpoti, the Kogi state Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the November 16 governorship election in the state has approached the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on the outcome of the polls.
In her petition filed before the tribunal on Saturday night, Barr. Akpoti is requesting for the nullification of the poll.
She has listed the winner of the election, Gov. Yahaya Bello, his running mate Edward Onoja, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as respondents in the petition.
In Akpoti’s submission, the election was marred with massive irregularities and violence and she is, therefore, urging the tribunal to ask Bello to vacate the seat and order INEC to conduct a fresh election.
She added further in her petition that the omission of her name from some of the results sheets, and subsequent decision to write her name with Biro on the result sheet was unacceptable.
The petitioner is represented by Ola Olanipekun, (SAN).