BREAKING : Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Case Against Obaseki
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State from contesting the upcoming governorship election in the state for alleged forgery.
Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his certificate.
Justice Anwuli Chikere struck out the suit on Monday as neither the plaintiff’s lawyers nor the defendant’s were present in court.
The plaintiffs alleged in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, that the University of Ibadan certificate which he attached to his Form CF. 001 which he submitted to INEC for his first term election in 2016 was forged.
They contended that this was “contrary to the provisions of section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.”
According to them, Obaseki was therefore “not qualified to run or seek the office of Governor of Edo State.