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Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State over alleged certificate forgery.

Recall that some All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Edo state had accused Obaseki of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Ibadan.

The plaintiffs contended that the alleged certificate forgery contravenes section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

They prayed the court to among others, hold that Obaseki is “not qualified to run or seek election to the office of the governor of Edo State” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election.

During the resumed hearing on Monday, the presiding judge, Justice Anwuli Chiekere, struck out the suit over the absence of the plaintiffs and the defendant.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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