Senate President bows to Appeal Court’s order, swears in Jarigbe, new Cross River North senator

Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe


The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has sworn in Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as Senator to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.

Senator Jarigbe took the oath of office at the beginning of plenary on Wednesday.

The oath of office was administered by the of the Senate, Barr. Ibrahim Dauda El-ladan.

His swearing-in comes on the of a ruling by the of Appeal sitting in Calabar on July 30, 2021, which Jarigbe of the December 5th, 2020, Cross River North Senatorial By-election.

Jarigbe who is a of the ’s Democratic (PDP) replaces Stephen Odey.

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The Court of Appeal in its ruling delivered by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu nullified the certificate of issued to Stephen Odey by the Electoral Commission.

Accordingly, the electoral body directed that the certificate of be immediately withdrawn.

Court sacks Odey, affirms Jarigbe as Cross River North Senator


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