A certificate forgery suit against Governor Godwin Obaseki has been dismissed
The lawsuit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020 was dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja
At the mention of the case on Monday, neither the plaintiffs nor their lawyers were in court.
The re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki has been handed a massive boost after an alleged certificate forgery suit against him was on Monday, June 29, dismissed.
The Edo state governor has been embroiled in different lawsuits surrounding his eligibility in the forthcoming election in the state in September.
The plaintiffs, Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020 accused the Governor of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in classical studies from the University of Ibadan.
They said the offence contravenes section 182(1)(i) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which therefore makes Obaseki “not qualified to run or seek the office of the governor of Edo State” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election.
Delivering her verdict on the case, Justice Anwuli Chiekere who is the presiding judge dismissed the case due to the absence of both plaintiffs and the defendant.
An alleged certificate forgery suit against Governor Godwin Obaseki has been dismissed by a court in Abuja.
The judgement came barely 18 days after the registrar of the premier university, Olubunmi Faluyi, in a statement on Wednesday, June 10, said Obaseki gained admission to the university in 1976 and graduated in 1979.
In what finally cleared doubt on the governor's certificate, Faluyi who cited records, also stated that the governor graduated with a second class honours (lower division).
In view of the development, Justice Anwuli Chiekere proceeded to strike out the suit.
Obaseki, however, vowed that no stone would be left untouched as his government would go after those accumulating arms and inviting thugs.
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