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Edo guber: Obaseki dragged to Court for alledged “degree certificate forgery”



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Some citizens of Edo State, have approached the Federal High Court in Abuja asking it to disqualify the incumbent governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki from contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.

The citizens, Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Anakhu Amedu alledged in their submission to the Court that the governor forged his university degree certificate.

The suit is coming ahead of scheduled election on September 19 in Edo State.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress and the Inspector General of Police were joined as respondents in the suit.

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.

Plaintiffs contended that the governor’s educational information contained in Part C of the Form CF 001 which he submitted to INEC on July 12, 2016 and the first degree certificate of Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, said to have been obtained from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, was forged.

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According to them, this was “contrary to the provisions of section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999”.

They insisted that Obaseki was “not qualified to run or seek the office of Governor of Edo State under the platform of the 1st defendant (APC) in the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state on September 19, 2020”.

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No date has been fixed for the suit.

Meanwhile, CAPITAL POST recalls that Godwin Obaseki and the APC’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole have been at each others jugular for the soul of Edo politics.


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