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Friday, 30 July 2021

Appeal Court Sacks Senator Odey, Declares Rep. Agom-Jarigbe Senator-Elect For C/River North

The Court of Appeal in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Friday declared Rep. Jerigbe Agom-Jerigbe as the duly elected Senator for Cross River North senatorial district.

The Court also declared that Agom-Jarigbe was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 5, 2020 by-election for the seat.

The three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Justice Chioma Nwosu also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Sen. Steven Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and directed that it be withdrawn.

The court, however, ordered INEC to issue Agom-Jarigbe a fresh Certificate of Return and that he should be sworn in immediately.
The Cross River North Senate seat became vacant following the death of Senator Rose Oko died in March 2020. 

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