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Court strike out alleged certificate forgery suit against Obaseki



A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, struck out a suit filed against the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki seeking to disqualify him from re- running in the forth coming governorship election in Edo state.

The plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020 filed by Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu  accused the Governor of engaging in certificate forgery.

They 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 in September 19, 2020 governorship election.

At the mention of the case on Monday, neither the plaintiffs nor their lawyers were in court.  The defendant too was not represented.

There for, Justice Anwuli Chiekere proceeded to strike out the suit levelled against Obaseki due to their absence.