Obaseki responds to victory in court, thanks Bukhari, Nigerians
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has welcomed the Abuja Federal High Court’s ruling on document fraud brought against him by the All-Progressive Congress (APC).
Judge Ahmed Mohammed on Saturday dropped a case filed by APC and party leader Williams Edobor against the governor, Igbere TV reported.
In a statement sent to Igbere TV, in response to the victory, Obaseki said the verdict is a triumph for the rule of law and a testament to the fact that the truth will ultimately prevail, no matter how violently detractors throw lies in their faces. to irrefutable evidence. …
According to the Governor, “The verdict of the Federal High Court by the distinguished Judge Ahmed Mohammed is well received and is a victory for the rule of law. It was a futile attempt by desperate people who tried to nullify the will of the people through the back door, but today we are happy that justice and truth have triumphed. “
He noted that the verdict further reaffirms that the Edo residents were well guided by entrusting him to lead them in the September 19 governor election, promising to continue to prioritize state development regardless of the darts thrown by those embittered by their loss and continue to try to get out on the field, even when they were badly beaten on all fronts.
“I am deeply grateful to the judiciary, which is tirelessly fighting for truth and justice; President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Bukhari (GCFR); my party, the People’s Democratic Party (NDP); our leaders and party members; my many supporters; the good people of Edo and all the Nigerians. “
Igbere TV recalls that APC and its chief, William Edobor, filed a lawsuit alleging that Governor Obaseki presented a fake certificate requesting re-election in the Edo governor election on September 19, 2020.
The plaintiffs said the above document was published by the University of Ibadan and submitted by the governor to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which conducted the poll.
Obaseki, who ran for the People’s Democratic Party in the poll, received 307,955 votes to defeat his rival, Osagi Ise-Iyama of APC, who received 223,619 votes.
Governor Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyama as the APC nominee in the 2016 gubernatorial election, while the latter was the PDP nominee.
Source: – Igbere TV