Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Edo Election: Obaseki to Know Fate Jan 9

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A court in Abuja Federal High Court has fixed January 9 for hearing in the suit challenging the certificate tendered by Governor Godwin Obaseki for the September 2020 governorship election in Edo State.


Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after admitting the written addresses argued by lawyers in the matter.


The judgment would be coming barely 24 hours to the expiration of the time for the determination of the suit filed by the APC and one of its chieftains, Williams Edobor


The party filed the action alleging that Obaseki forged his University of Ibadan degree certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in aid of his qualification for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.

In the suit filed on July 14, 2019, the APC and the chieftain are asking the court to disqualify Obaseki and his party, from the poll, in the event that Obaseki was found to have forged the degree obtained in 1979.

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