Justice Taiwo Taiwo has withdrawn from the suit seeking the disqualification of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, from the forthcoming election in Edo State.
He made this known on Thursday during the hearing of the case. The judge said he has recused himself from the case following a petition filed by the APC asking him to withdraw from the case on the basis of his close affinity with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Justice Taiwo added that he has returned the case file to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho, for re-assignment to another judge of the court.
Recall that in a petition to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, the APC said it has no confidence in getting justice in his court.
In the petition dated August 20 by the National Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, the party accused Justice Taiwo of moving faster in the hearing of suit against Ize-Iyamu by granting abridgment of time to plaintiffs in the matter when motion for same had not been moved.
The party alleged further that Governor Wike had openly boosted that he would do everything humanly possible to ensure that PDP win the poll by influencing the disqualification of Ize-Iyamu through the court.