Breaking: INEC Issues Jarigbe Agom Certificate Of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has issued Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom certificate of return as the authentic winner of the September PDP primary election.

Recall that both Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom and Dr. Stephen Odey had laid claim to the flag of the PDP after the primary election.

While the Rt. Hon. Jarigbe camp had the backing of the INEC national officials, Dr. Stephen Odey had the support of INEC, Cross River State.

Jarigbe had approached the vacation court in Port Harcourt to challenge the outcome of the primaries which he claimed was in total breach of the directives of the court for the PDP to use the authentic list of ward and chapter exco members.

The 4th of December, 2020 was memorable as two  federal high courts of equal jurisdictions, delivered opposing judgement on the authentic winner of the PDP primaries.

While the Federal High sitting in Calabar ruled in favour of Dr. Stephen Odey, the Federal High in Abuja ruled in favour of Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom.

Effort to halt the inauguration of Dr. Odey by Jarigbe failed and he was sworn in on the 15th of December, 2020 as the senator representing Cross River Senatorial District.

Barely 24 hours after the inauguration, the Court of Appeal in Abuja presided by Justice Binta declared Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom as the winner of the PDP primaries and directed INEC to issue certificate of return to Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom.


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