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8 Days To Cross River Bye-Election, PDP Crisis Continues As Court Says Jarigbe Fully On The Race

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8 Days To Cross River Bye-Election, PDP Crisis Continues As Court Says Jarigbe Fully On The Race
Jarigbe Agom
8 Days To Cross River Bye-Election, PDP Crisis Continues As Court Says Jarigbe Fully On The Race


Barely eight days to December 5th, 2020 Nationwide Bye-Election, members and supporters of Cross River State PDP yet to know who is the authentic candidate to replace late Senator Rose Oko.

As the battle for supremacy continues in the Cross River State People’s Democratic Party (PDP), both supporters of the Governor’s camp and the National Assembly members are confused as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not come out to identify the authentic flag bearer of the people democratic party(PDP) through any media. Recalled that, the INEC has fixed 5th, December 2020 for Bye-Election across the affected states in the country.

The recent people democratic party primaries for northern senatorial by-election to replace the demised senator Rose Oko in northern Cross River State brought forth controversial candidates.

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Many contestants has been claiming winners over the election after the primaries. Federal and States exco-members of the party has projected and declared different candidates as winners and party flag bearer for the people democratic party.

These has created confusion, division and disparity among members which has led to factionalism in the party.Chiefly among the candidates for this struggle are Hon.Jarigbe Agom and Dr Stephen Odey.

Dr Stephen Odey was announced by the state faction of the people democratic party through mass medias. Hon. Jarigbe Agom having been declared by the federal faction of the party has gone to court to claim his mandate. These has force Dr Stephen Odey to repose on the judgement of a higher court which is yet to come.

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Elites of the district blames the disarray of the party on the government. They believe that, the unruly matter is created by the governor who had projected Dr Stephen Odey against the wish of the people and insist on imposing him on them against the popular candidate Hon Jarigbe Agom.

Most of the electorates are contemplating and beginning to defect to the All progressive party(APC). They see Joe Agi as an outstanding and better candidate. Many are refusing to risk their vote on the people democratic party(PDP) for fear of the governor imposing Dr Stephen Odey on them.


An interview with some of Hon Jarigbe Agom closest allies reveal that, he is fully on the race and will not be pulling out or backing down for any reason.

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Did you think with the lingering crisis that has continued to rocked the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the State, can PDP still boast of defeating APC in the forthcoming December 5th, 2020 Bye-Election?



8 Days To Cross River Bye-Election, PDP Crisis Continues As Court Says Jarigbe Fully On The Race


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