Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, is but to swear in Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, 5 weeks after a Supreme Courtroom judgment.
On February 25, 2021, the court docket dismissed the attraction filed by Senator Stephen Odey difficult the judgment of the Courtroom of Attraction.
The bulk judgment upheld the preliminary objections raised by Jarigbe difficult the mode of service of the discover of attraction.
On December 29, the Courtroom of Attraction, Abuja Judicial Division, dominated in favour of Jarigbe.
He was declared the duly nominated candidate of the Folks’s Democratic Celebration (PDP) and the rightful winner of the December 5, 2020 election.
The court docket ordered the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to challenge Jarigbe as Certificates of Return and withdraw the one earlier issued to Odey.
5 weeks after the apex court docket’s judgment, Lawan has failed to permit Jarigbe take his oath as a Senator-elect or offered a purpose.
Jarigbe, a member of the Home of Representatives, had earlier than expressed confidence that the Senate President would obey the legislation.
He famous that the judiciary interpreted the legislation, whereas INEC already issued him a Certificates of Return.
Jarigbe mentioned the Senate isn’t an extension of Cross River State for the reason that Nationwide Meeting is an establishment of its personal.
“I don’t must have contact with the Senate President as a result of he’s the chief of the Nationwide Meeting. As a parliamentarian, I’m not a primary time member. I do know him very nicely and I’ve his historical past of efficiency. I do know he respects the rule of legislation and so, don’t must go and see him.
“I believe as a parliamentarian, the management will respect their very own and the rule of legislation. “It isn’t doable to sit down tight if you find yourself sacked. The difficulty is that you shouldn’t attend plenary if you find yourself not a senator. For those who do this, it’s impunity and the legal guidelines are very straight on this challenge,” the lawmaker added.
Cross River North: Lawan but to swear in Senator-elect regardless of Supreme Courtroom judgment