The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has just affirmed the judgement of the Court of Appeal which earlier sat in Calabar, Cross River State, declaring Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the duly elected senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
The Court fined Joe Agi and Stephen Odey, who had dragged Jarigbe before it, N1 million each and maintained that “…the applicants were not sincere with their application, they only came to contrive the Judgement because the Appeal tribunal judgement wasn’t favourable to them. This court can not revisit its Judgement… “
This verdict is the final knell in the protracted legal battle between the three contestants. It also effectively affirms the ousting of Odey, who has functioned as senator for ten months. Jarigbe will be sworn-in when the Senate resumes plenary.
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