Supreme Court Dismisses APC Forgery Suit Against Obaseki
The Supreme Court has dismissed the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) forgery suit against the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
The court dismissed the suit for lack of merit.
It was filed against Governor Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The apex court’s judgement comes two days after the Court of Appeal in Benin upheld the victory of Governor Obaseki of Edo at the 2020 governorship election.
The judgement was delivered barely two months after the Elections Petitions Tribunal struck out the petition by the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate, Iboi Lucky.
ADP had challenged the outcome of the September 19, 2020, governorship election, which returned Mr Obaseki of the PDP as governor of Edo.
In its ruling, the appellate court held that Obaseki did not forge his certificates with which he contested the 2020 governorship election.
The court, therefore, dismissed the appeal filed by the ADP and its candidate.