Court Of Appeal Affirms Sen Jarigbe’s Election Dismisses Ayade’s petition


In what could be best described as ‘end of the road’ for former Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, on Saturday November 4th 2023, affirmed the election of Distinguished Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, DSSRS, as duly elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Appeal Court upheld the victory of Senator Jarigbe in the February 25th 2023 National Assembly election, affirming the judgement of the Tribunal Panel. While dismissing the Petition filed by the Appellants for lacking in merit, the Court also fined Ayade the sun of five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000).

Reacting to the judgement, Senator Jarigbe dedicated his victory to God Almighty for staying true to His words In the book of Lamentations 3:36 & 37. He appreciated his constituents for their commitment and support throughout the electioneering and litigation period, while applauding the Judges for remaining firm, brave and courageous in their decisions.

Senator Jarigbe stated that, as ever before, he will remain committed to delivering on his infrastructural and human-capital development objectives by the grace of God.



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