The Court of Appeals in Calabar dismissed the senator representing the senatorial district of Cross River North in the Senate, Stephen Odey.
He, however, declared Hon. Jerigbe Agom Jerigbe, duly elected Senator from Cross River North.
The three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice I. Chioma Nwosu in a judgment on Thursday said Jerigbe was the winner of the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Justice Nwosu declared Jerigbe as the lawful candidate of the PDP in the December 5, 2020 By-election for the seat.
The court also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Steven Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and directed it should be withdrawn.