Appeal court declares Jarigbe as senator for C’River North, sacks Odey

Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe

The Court of Appeal, on Friday morning in Calabar, declared Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the duly elected senator for the Cross River North senatorial district.

With this judgment, Senator Stephen Odey has ceased to be a member of the Senate representing the senatorial district.

The court said that Jarigbe was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the December 5th, 2020 bye-election for the seat.

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of return earlier issued to Steven Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and directed that it be withdrawn.

See the court judgment hereunder:

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