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Nigerian Lawmakers Jubilate As Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan, Hon.Goodhead Set To Shine At African Iconic Women Recognition Awards

Influential members of the parliament, Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan and her counterpart, member representing Akuku/ Asari Toru Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Honourable Boma Goodhead are set to be conferred with the coveted honour of African Iconic Women of the Year 2024. 

This is in recognition of their roles in advancing the growth and development of women and children in their various constituencies and nation at large. 

They emerged the popular choices following online voting which lasted for several weeks where they put up outstanding performances. 

Sen. Akpoti-Uduaghan rose to prominence during the 2023 general election when she ran to represent Kogi Central at the National Assembly. She faced intimidation and harassment from within her state as an opposition figure. 

On the eve of the election, the road leading to her community where her stronghold is was blocked by the state authorities under the guise of effecting repairs. 

The INEC declared the candidate of APC winner of the election. Akpoti-Uduaghan however fought to the Appeal Court where her victory at the tribunal was affirmed as the duly elected representative of the people. 

Hon. Boma Goodhead a dogged and fearless fighter has contributed immensely to the advancement of democracy as well as development her constituency. 

The AIWRA is organised by Face of Democracy Nigeria (FDN) and is also designed to recognise outstanding women for their contributions in peace building and national development. 

Addressing newsmen shortly after the release of the preliminary list of awardees in Abuja recently, the Project Director of FDN, Alexander Ajagbonna, better known as Fajag expressed satisfaction with the profile of award nominees. 

The winners will be decorated on May 23 at Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.

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