Cross River group begs Lawan to swear-in Agom as Senator

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A group, Concerned Stakeholders Forum, from Cross River State on Wednesday, urged the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to swear in Jarigbe Agom as the duly elected senator for Cross River North.

The group told journalists in Abuja that some powerful individuals were allegedly making efforts to frustrate the swearing in.

The group said a recent court judgment recognised Agom as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the December 5 bye- election for Cross River North.

The Leader of the group James Ikem said powerful forces were drumming support for the current occupant of the seat on the Upper Chamber, Senator Stephen Odey.

The group claimed that Odey’s stay in the Senate had since been nullified by the Supreme Court.

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Ikem said, “I speak on behalf of many democrats in the state, we are worried over the turn of events in the case of Cross River North and we want the Senate president to act now and fast.

“Stephen Odey whose Certificate of Return has been nullified, is still being allowed to take part in Plenary.

“It’s an act that desecrates the sanctity of the Senate Chamber.

“The Rule of Law should prevail. The Senate President should act on the Legal Advice by the Legal Department of the National Assembly and the recommendations of the Clerk of the National Assembly.

“The Judgment of the Supreme Court is final. Our Institutions should not be desecrated.”

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