The Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Thursday elected Barrister Natasha Akpoti as the party candidate for the kogi state governorship election in November.
The election which took place in Lokoja was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) officials had delegate from across the 21 local government councils of the state.
The election which was by indirect primary saw Barrister Natasha Akpoti having 90 precent of the total votes casted by the delegate.
The election which went peacefully saw the returning officer, Mr. Ben Ogbonna from the National Secretariat of the party deaclerd Natasha Akpoti as the duely elected governorship candidate of the party for the November 16 kogi governorship election.
In her post election speech, she pleadeged to turn around the furtune of the state as she thanked the delegates for finding her worthy to offer quality leadership in the state.
She promised to improve on education, health sectors and also creat job for the unemployed youths in the state.
“This is a new era in Kogi state. When I contested for Senate for kogi Central I was able to fight them without any money bag and godfather. Am going to defeat them again during the governorship election.
She added that if elected she will fight poverty and hunger in the state as she assured the people that her era will be fruitfull for the state.
Earlier before the election, the state chairman of the party, Muktar Atimah said SDP is set to take over Lugard House in November.
According to him, the party had worked very well across all the 21 local government councils for their votes come November.
He assured that governorship candidate is capable to deliver the state from hunger, poverty and bad administration saying they will take over Lugard House come November election.