JUST IN: Lawan swears in Jarigbe as Senator of Cross River North District
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sworn in Agom Jarigbe as Senator to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.
The newly sworn-in Senator took the oath of office today at about 11:19am immediately after the commencemnt of the plenary session.
The Clerk of the Senate, Barr. Ibrahim Dauda El-ladan, issued the oath of office to the Senator.
Jarigbe’s swearing-in comes after a Court of Appeal in Calabar on July 30, 2021, ruled in his favour, declaring him the winner of the December 5th, 2020, Cross River North Senatorial By-election.
Jarigbe who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) replaces Stephen Odey.
The Court of Appeal in its ruling delivered by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu nullified the certificate of return issued to Stephen Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Accordingly, the electoral body directed that the certificate of return be immediately withdrawn.