Odey Speaks The Senator representing Cross River North, Dr. Stephen Odey, has said Senate President Ahmad Lawan cannot be pressured to swear-in Hon.Jarigbe Agom or anyone else into the Senate to take over his seat.
Cross River PDP receives over 5,000 APC returnees from one Senatorial district Mr Venatius Ikem, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River on Sunday in Ogoja received over 5,000 returnees from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The event, held at Government Technical College playground, Ogoja, was part of the grand reception for Sen. Jarigbe Agom, representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
Preparation In Top Gear For Sen. Jarigbe Agom's Thanksgiving As Mass Defection From APC Looms In Cross River
Preparations are in top gear for the Thanksgiving celebration of Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe's Senate victory, scheduled to hold at St. Benedict Cathedral, Igoli, Ogoja, tomorrow by 10am prompt. The Distinguished Senator and his team, earlier today, were at the venue for the reception, TTC, Ogoja to put finishing touches to arrangements ahead of tomorrow's big day.
The House of Representative Bye-Election that will be conducted in Cross River State to replace Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe would be another tough battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Photo of Eba and Jarigbe Technically, the battle will be between the candidate of the newly elected Cross River State APC Chairman, Alphonsus Eba and the candidate of the Senator representing Cross River North, Senator Jarigbe Agom as both of them are from the same constituency.
On Friday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State finally put an end to the battle for the Cross River Senatorial seat. Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom of the PDP and Member representing Ogoja/Yala federal constituency was declared as the duly elected Senator for the Senatorial district.
When everybody thought the battle of wits between Sen. Stephen Odey and Senator-elect, Jarigbe Agom was over, this morning, there was another unfortunate twist which would delay the inauguration of the latter as Senator representing the Cross River North Senatorial District. After about two months of recess, the National Assembly resumed today and it was widely expected that Agom, who is currently representing Yala/Ogoja federal constituency will be inaugurated as the Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
The Cross River North Senate by-election Tribunal sitting in Calabar, delivered judgement today in a case, filed by Joe Agi SAN of All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the result of the December 5th, 2020 By-election. In its judgement, the tribunal ruled that, Joe Agi's case lacks merit and struck it out, thereby upholding the victory of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
By Inyali Peter The Appeal Court affirmation of its July 30th judgment declaring Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom as the duly elected Senator for Cross River North Senatorial District has sparked a wide jubilation in the ranks and files of the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP. To the Senator-elect's supporters and members of his party, his victory signals the strength of the party and possible reclaiming of the pelegrino hall from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC come 2023.
Yesterday, 24th October, 2021, The Cross River North Senatorial District, witnessed an epoch making turnout of the crème dela crème in Cross River state politics and thousands of constituents, as Distinguished Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, held a thanksgiving reception to thank God and his supporters for their overwhelming prayers and support that has cumulated to victory in the Senate tussle.
A few days ago, it came as a surprise to many people when the news emerged that Stephen Odey has taken up the case between him and Jarigbe Agom to another level over the Cross River North Senatorial Seat, asking the Abuja Appeal Court to review the judgment that sacked him as the Senator and declared Jarigbe Agom winner.
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.
The Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Dr. Stephen Odey has appealed against the National and State Assembly Tribunal decision which threw away APC's petition and upheld PDP's victory at the Cross River North Senatorial by-election. Recall that the Supreme Court of Nigeria had on February 25, 2021 declared Rt.Hon Jarigbe Agom the Authentic candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and thereby upheld the judgement of the lower court mandating INEC to accord Rt.Hon Jarigbe Agom all rights and privileges as winner of the party's primary which INEC had since obeyed.
The Victory of the Cross River North Senator-elect, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has been celebrated by many across party lines and even beyond the Northern Senatorial District for obvious reasons. For one, the victory signaled a break away from Political high handedness in Cross River amongst other reasons.
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.
Politics they say it's a game of interest played by the wise and smartest without feelings and emotions.
There was pandemonium on Thursday during an emergency Council meeting of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Calabar as members broke chairs on one another and engaged themselves in a fight over N50 million bribe from the controversial Federal House Member, Jarigbe Agom.
The Appeal Court in Calabar has withdrawn the certificate of return presented to Stephen Odey, saying that Rt. Hon Jarigbe Agom was validly nominated by PDP. According to the ruling on Friday, the decision of the tribunal was a mere mockery of the Judiciary. In its ruling, the lead judge ruled that;
The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, on friday morning has declared Hon Jarigbe Agom as the duly elected senator for the Cross River North senatorial district. With this Stephen Odey is sacked as senator representing the senatorial district. The court said he is the lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the December 5th, 2020 bye-election for the seat.
Here is Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom, Senator-elect for Cross River State Northern Senatorial District that has won again at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, today, Saturday, August 14, 2021. The court ruled the appeal submitted by Joe Agi SAN of the All Progressives Congress, APC in favour of Jarigbe Agom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the former was asked to pay a fine of one million naira (N1,000,000) to the latter.
Odey Speaks The Senator representing Cross River North, Dr. Stephen Odey said Senate spokesman Ahmad Lawan could not be pressured to take Hon.Jarigbe Agom or someone in the Senate has taken his place.