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C'River North: One Reason Why Jarigbe Agom Might Not Be Sworn In As Senator

The Cross River North Senatorial Bye-election that saw Stephen Odey and Jarigbe Agom visiting different courts over who is the legal candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came to a halt some weeks ago when the Abuja court declared Jarigbe winner.

Photo of Jarigbe Agom

While everyone is waiting for the day Jarigbe Agom would be sworn in as Senator, there is still one hitch in the neck that might stand as a hindrance to the swearing-in.

What Is The Hindrance?

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has demanded the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting orders emanated.

The Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa, and the Imo States are to be quizzed on the controversial conflicting orders delivered in their various States on Monday, 6 September 2021.

He also noted that there are indications that the Chief Judge, Delta State High Court, has also been invited to join the other six Chief Judges to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria on Monday.

He said this unprecedented move is to reset the anti-corruption efforts of the Tanko leadership and entrench a new culture of accountability in the judicial system.

It was also gathered that Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad is also likely to meet with the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in the week, over the matter.

This might not come as a piece of good news to so many supporters of Jarigbe Agom because if at the end of the checks and balance, Justice Tanko finds anything faulty with any of the records, then Stephen Odey might continue as the Senator representing Cross River North while Jarigbe would go back to the House of Representatives.

Only the outcome of the proceedings on Monday can determine their fate.

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