Court asked to disqualify Obaseki from Edo election

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been approached with a prayer to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the September 19 governorship election in the state on account of forgery of his university certificate.

Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu collectively was filed the suit on May 29, 2020. Other parties joined to the suit include the All Progressives Congres(APC), the political party of the incumbent governor.

The suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, alleged that the University of Ibadan certificate of the governor attached to the the Form CF.001 available at the INEC was forged.

 The allegations were that the governor’s educational information contained in Part C of the Form CF 001 made available to the INEC on July 12, 2016 including copies of the governor’s first degree certificate of Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, have been obtained falsely from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

The arguments emphasized that the governors submissions were contrary to the provisions of section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

They therefore concluded that Governor Godwin Obaseki of the APC was not qualified to contest in the governorship election scheduled for September 19, 2020.

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