By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The last may not have been heard about the December 5, 2020 senatorial by-election in northern Cross River as federal lawmaker, Jarigbe Agom has said he was informed by the then Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Lanre Jimoh that he was robbed of his mandate.
Mr. Jimoh passed away not long after the by-elections with speculations that it was due to COVID-19.
The Court of Appeal put to rest nearly a year long battle of actual candidature last week when it dismissed appeals from Joe Agi SAN and Dr. Stephen Odey who was announced winner of the election and said Mr. Agom was the validly nominated candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and winner of the said elections.
And, Agom took to Facebook to announce what had transpired during the elections which had a very low voter turnout with the name of the PDP candidate not stated in all but one result sheet.
“I want to thank God for making his Word come to pass. I relied on His Word in LAMENTATIONS 3:36 and 37, all through this political tussle. Humans arrogated the Power of God to themselves, because of transient political positions. They mobilized the late Commissioner of Police, to come personally to Ogoja, with his Men, to maim, shoot and kill Party men from Cross River North. Some are permanently disabled today, while some were killed.
“It is unfortunate that the Commissioner of Police passed away, mysteriously after that unethical action. Before he passed on, he had a discussion with me, on the day of the General Election, in his room, at AllStars Hotel, Abakpa, Ogoja. He said to me and I quote- “You are a young man and I have seen the Truth. I was told that you are a Cultist and that you are very violent but I have come to Ogoja to see that, you are fine gentleman, interested in the betterment of your people. You have been robbed of your Mandate but you will get it back in Court. Do not make trouble. Just pursue the matter in Court”.
“I took his advice and today, it has come to pass. May his Soul RIP and may God forgive him and all those who spill the blood of our innocent brothers from Cross River North.
“My joy today, is not the paraphernalia of Office but that I took the fight to a logical conclusion and by the grace of God, the unmoved – mover, we made it. When the grace of God departs from a man, it becomes like the story of David and Goliath,” Agom wrote and accused Mr. Odey of voodooism.
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“I listened to Stephen Odey, get vociferous on TV, a couple of days back after the Court’s verdict, when he threatened that I was not going to occupy the Senate Seat. I want to advise him to repent of his voodoo politics, so he doesn’t get consumed by the wrath of God. You do not try to kill a child of God. I did not go to shrines to kill you or assassinate you, when your Boss brutally took our Mandate and gave to you. We should always remember, Retributive Justice,” he said.
Despite repeated Court judgments to his favor and the presentation of a Certificate of Return to him earlier this year, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan refused to swear him in as Senator even after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila led a delegation to him over the matter.
It is expected that he will be sworn in at the next sitting of the Senate and his seat at the House of Representatives will be declared vacant, paving way for another by-election.
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