The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has sacked Senator Stephen Odey, the lawmaker representing Cross River North senatorial district in the Senate.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the three-man panel of the court headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu declared Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the duly elected senator for the senatorial district.
The panel also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and directed that it be withdrawn.
The court averred that Jarigbe was the lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 5th, 2020 bye-election for the seat.
TNG reports the Appeal Court further stated that the decision of the Tribunal was a mere mockery of the Judiciary.