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Opinion: Three Possible Reasons Why Jarigbe Agom May Not Be Sworn Into The Red Chambers

Some days ago, the media went agog over the withdrawal of the certificate of return presented to Stephen Odey, saying that Rt. Hon Jarigbe Agom was validly nominated by PDP.

(Photo of Jarigbe Agom)

Many are still waiting for the day Jarigbe would be sworn into the Red Chambers, but I think there are still other factors that might stand in his way.

1. Joe Agi, SAN would not rest until the judgement favours him. He was the All Progressives Congress ( APC) candidate for the Cross River North Senatorial by-election. He has since then been filing petitions against Stephen Odey and Jarigbe.

(Photo of Joe Agi)

Agi had argued that while Odey was an impostor having failed to clinch the ticket of the PDP to contest the by-election, Jarigbe though recognized as the candidate of the PDP by the Supreme court didn’t contest the election of December 5, 2020, because he didn’t submit nomination forms to INEC, and didn’t participate in all stages of elections as required by Section 141 of Electoral Act and Section 285(13) of 1999 Constitution as amended.

He is still not ready to concede defeat even after the Calabar Appeal Court declared Jarigbe Agom winner.

2. Barely 24 hours ago, a human rights group, Global Center for Conscious Living Against Corruption called for a review of the Appeal Court judgment which sacked Senator Stephen Odey and declared Rt Hon Jarigbe Agom as senator-elect, Cross River North Senatorial District.

(Photo of the human right group during a press briefing)

According to the group, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the leadership of the National Judicial Council should commence an investigation of alleged irregularities in the appeal court judgement.

The group accused Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme who headed the three-man Appeal Court panel of being rude and hostile, not allowing other councils to speak except that of Jarigbe.

(Photo of Stephen Odey)

3. Aside from the human rights group and Joe Agi, SAN, there is another man called 'Governor Ayade. He is one politician that never concedes defeat no matter how tough it seems.

Governor Ayade would do all he can to ensure that the fight continues till 2023. Don't forget that Jarigbe Agom has not been sworn in yet, it is just a court order that has declared him winner. Until he is seated as the Senator representing Cross River North, Governor Ayade would fight him with his last breath.

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