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Jarigbe Sworn In As Senator Representing Cross River North



President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday swore in Agom Jarigbe as the lawmaker representing Cross River North.

Naija News reports that Jarigbe is set to replace Stephen Odey.

Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been having a legal battle with Odey on who is the true candidate of the party for Cross River North.

He was sworn in by Lawan after his victory at the Supreme Court.

Recall that the by-election for Cross River North was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC following the death of Senator Rose Oko.

Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the plan to obtain fresh foreign loans of $4bn and €710m.

Naija News earlier reported that the President had forwarded a letter to the National Assembly seeking its approval to borrow the fresh loans.

In the letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday plenary, Buhari urged the legislature to approve grant components of $125 million.

According to the President, due to the demands in the country, there is a need to raise more funds for some “critical projects”.

But in a swift reaction, the opposition PDP rejected the move to borrow the fresh loans, saying that the Buhari administration is mortgaging the future of the country.

The PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this in a statement titled ‘Fresh $4bn, €710m loans: Buhari, APC are selling Nigeria, PDP cries out…urges NASS to probe looting of loans’, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Source: Naija News

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