Thursday, 24 December 2020

Confusion as New CNPP chairman backs, Jarigbe, tells Odey to withdraw case from court

The newly appointed Chairman of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Cross River State chapter, High Chief Christopher Eyibio has congratulated Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe on his victory at the polls during the recently held Cross River North Senatorial Election and in the Appeal Court as well as his subsequent receipt of Certificate of Returns from the Electoral umpire, INEC.

Chief Eyibio made this known in his inaugural speech as the new chairman of CNPP in Calabar while addressing a Cross section of the group, stating that the Cross River North Election was one of the most peaceful in recent times while calling on Cross Riverians from the northern extraction to give Jarigbe the needed encouragement even as he represents them in the hallowed red chambers.

Eyibio who said in every election, there's bound to be winners and losers, described the Cross River North situation between Jarigbe and Odey as a case of "No victor, No vanquish" while calling on Dr. Stephen Odey or sheath his sword and withdraw his case from the supreme court for the greater good of the state and the people he seeks to represent. 

Extolling the vitures of Rt. Hon. Jarigbe, the new Chairman said, the decision to support Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe was a collective decision, after a keen study of the entire election process.

Chief Eyibio whose emergence as the new State Chairman of CNPP came as a surprise to many has since resumed work as state Chairman after a letter dated Monday 22nd November from the National Secretariat of the announced his appointment. He took over from Mr. Sunday Michael who is currently an appointee with the Cross River State government.

When our correspondent contacted Mr. Sunday Michael over the sudden takeover, he simple said "Don't worry we shall get to the root of the matter, whatever you are seeing playing out today is politics and we shall play it with them to the end."

In an exclusive conversation with some members of the group, our correspondent gathered that the game is over for the embattled Sunday Michael who is said to be one of the founding members of CNPP in Cross River State.