Former gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Barr. Natasha Hadiza Akpoti has beaten the immediate past National Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar-Eluma and one other in an online poll in the ‘Woman of Honor’ category of Kogi Social Media Award.
Natasha Akpoti polled over two thousand votes to beat Hajia Baiwa who garnered one thousand, five hundred votes.
In an appreciation message to the organizers and her fans, Akpoti commended the duo of Hajiya Baiwa and Yeye Omoleye Tolufase for their good impacts and encourage them to do more.
She equally made a donation of a hundred thousand naira to the organisers of the award for business challenges.
“I am never comfortable with generic competitions because they hardly accord fair judgments.
“Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa Umar-Eluma is a compassionate and courageous big sister who continuously seeks to impact lives, especially the womenfolks.
“Aare Yeye Omoleye Tolufase Aiyelabowo on the other hand is an enigma I haven’t met in person but enjoy the manner in which she wholeheartedly upholds and seeks to promotes the culture of our Western Kogi family.
“Beyond all, I take this moment to appreciate the good people who voted me the ‘Kogi Woman of Honour’. Your love and commitment will never be taken for granted.
“Finally, to the organisers Kogi Social Media Awards … many thanks for considering me a nominee in the first place and your diligence in keeping Facebook interactive.
“However, if I may put forth a few suggestions, awards could be given for social media business or educational challenges, example,
- make up artistry: I discovered Mamman Zuleihat’s magic fingers on Facebook and has since done wonders on my face.
- Cakes and confectionery: Ahuoiza Khadijat Mohammed makes tasty cakes and has become a force in Kogi’s baking space.
- fashion and lifestyle: Audu Lailah Ugbede-Ojo is one lady who has given me great insights into the best restaurants in Abuja and fashion houses nationwide.
“So if ever you decide to host a social media business /enterprise promotional challenge; know you have ₦100,000 donation from me for the winners. In all, we give God all glory,” she said.