According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, Mr Stephen Odey, the Senator representing Cross River North has been sacked by the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has also declared Mr Jarigbe Agom as the duly elected Senator for Cross River North Senatorial District.
A three-man panel of justices, led by Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, made the declaration in a ruling on Friday in the Cross River State capital.
It was confirmed that Hon. Jerigbe Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the seat.
Justice Chioma said;
“It is our humble and firm view that the issue calls for consideration whether the tribunal was right to jettison the decision of the High Court, Appeal Court and Supreme Court and declare the 1st Respondent (Odey) as validly elected.
“The tribunal is bound by the decisions of Superior Courts on the same issue.
“The law does not allow the tribunal to take a different position as the law has already affirmed that Hon. Jarigbe is the lawful candidate of the PDP”.