The game is getting messier as the APC and one Mr Edobor Williams has sued the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, The PDP and The INEC over false declaration of documents by the Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu.
If the plan of the All Progressive Congress, APC Comes into fruition, It means that the Governorship candidate of the PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki will be disqualified alongside his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
You will recall that In the 2019 Bayelsa gubernatorial election, the same fate met David Lyon who was up to be sworn in as governor of the state before his deputy was disqualified by the Supreme Court, rendering his victory at the poll useless.
According to Nosa Omorodion, DG, New Media to APC in Edo state, The case against Shaibu bothers on false declaration under oath and it is compelling the court to restrain INEC from accepting the candidacy of Obaseki and Philip Shaibu.
The party alleges that Philip Shaibu presented forged WAEC and Tax clearance to INEC contrary to section 31 of the Electoral Act & 182 of the Constitution.
Obaseki And Shaibu
When INEC earlier published the documents of Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. Some discrepancies were noticed in the credentials forwarded by the deputy governor and the gubernatorial Candidate of PDP in the next Edo Election.
According to Thisday report, Highly Respected Lawyer, Olanipekun, Four SANs will lead the disqualification Case at the High Court in Benin City.This is a developing story as more details to follow.
Meanwhile, share your thoughts with us, was it decent and morally right for APC to challenge the candidacy of Obaseki and his deputy in court?
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