The Kogi Central Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate in the last general elections, Barr. Natasha H Akpoti-Uduaghan has been honoured as the African Iconic Female Role Model of the year.
Natasha was honoured by the African Iconic Women Recognition Awards in its 2023 edition of the annual programme in recognition women who have distinguished themselves as a model for others to emulate.
This was made known in a statement signed by the convener of African Iconic Women Recognition Awards, Olufunsho Ajagbonna, who stated that the PDP senatorial candidate was honoured as the Afrian Iconic Female Role Model of the year after a democratic process through nominations and screening.
According to the group, Barr. Natasha
is a model for other women to emulate through her numerous efforts and her struggle to change the course of history.
Despite the odds and persecutions, Natasha remained a strong force in Kogi politics when she contested for Kogi Central senatorial elections in 2019 and 2023, an elections adjudged to be heavily rigged and manipulated in favour of the ruling party.