The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, swear-in Jarigbe Jarigbe as the senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District.

Jarigbe who replaced Stephen Odeh won the Peoples Democratic Party primary election to replace the late Senator Rose Oko after he was sacked the the Appeal Court on July 31.

However, the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on Friday, July 31, 2021, declared Jarigbe as senator-elect, following the December 5, 2020, Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.

The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Chioama Iheme-Nwosu dismissed an earlier ruling by the Election Petition Tribunal, which declared Senator Stephen Odey the winner of that election.

The court in Suit No. CAL/C/NAEA/SEN/167/2021 ruled that the tribunal erred by making a resolution in an area it had no jurisdiction.

Also, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division, had ruled in the separate applications brought before it that it had no jurisdiction to review and amend the decision regarding the Cross River Senatorial District by-election given by the Calabar Division of the court in the given circumstances.