By Remi Adebayo
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday sworn in Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as senator representing Cross River North in the Upper Legislative chamber.
Senator Jarigbe took the oath office on Wednesday at about 11:19am after which he immediately joined the Senate for plenary.
The disclosure is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant, Press, to the President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo where he disclosed that the oath of office was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, Barr. Ibrahim Dauda El-ladan.
Jarigbe’s swearing-in comes at the heel of a ruling by the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on July 30, 2021, which declared him 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 (INEC).
Accordingly, the electoral body directed that the certificate of return be immediately withdrawn.