Appeal court sacks Cross River North Senator
THE Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has sacked the lawmaker representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey.
The court declared declared Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the duly elected senator.
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Odeh.
There has been a legal battle between the camp of Stephen Odey, reportedly sponsored by the state governor and that of Jarigbe Agom, backed by core People’s Democratic Party camp, which had a faceoff with the governor.
But the Appealate court, this morning, upheld the decision of the Abuja High Court which declared Agom as the validly nominated candidate of the PDP for the said election.
Justice Chioma Iheme Nwosu, in her judgment, said Jarigbe was nominated as the candidate of the party based on the ruling of the Abuja High Court which judgement was upheld by the Supreme Court.
“The Certificate of Return given to Dr Atephen Odey should be withdrawn and handed over to the Appellant, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe,” the judge held.