Transparency and Integrity

2/25/2021

Supremacy Battle: Wike Wins Again As Supreme Court Declares Jarigbe Agom Authentic Winner

 



Supreme Court Affirms Rt Hon. Jarigbe Agom As Senator Representing Cross River North Senatorial District. 


As a result of months of supremacy tussle over the leadership of Cross River State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it was rumored that there was a battle over the Senatorial bye election of Cross River North Senatorial District between Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State and his Cross River State counterpart, Governor Ben Ayade. 


The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday  struck out Dr Stephen Odey’s appeal and affirmed Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom fondly called Governor Wike's godson as the Senator representing Cross River Northern Senatorial District.


The  Supreme Court upholding Agom’s preliminary objection on defective service, affirmed him the elective Senator for Cross River North Senatorial by-election that held on December 5, 2020.


Hon. Jarigbe Agom, a member representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the National Assembly was alleged as a godson to have had the full backing of Governor Wike. 


MediaOrchid recalls that the battle over authenticity of candidate of the PDP for the 2020 Cross River North by-election started on September 5, 2020, when both Jarigbe and Odey were announced as candidates of the party primaries that held in Ogoja local government area.


Following the announcement both parties were in court till the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) issued two separate certificates of return.


Meanwhile, on December 21, 2020, the certificate of return was later issued to Jarigbe Agom by Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman in Abuja, after he was reappointed for the second time by president Muhammadu Buhari.

 


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