Anxiety as court rules on Obaseki’s forgery case today

There is anxiety among supporters of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, members of the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Congress, and its candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the Federal High Court in Abuja will Saturday (today) deliver judgement rule on alleged forgery and perjury case brought against the governor by the APC and a member of the party, William Edobor.

After the exchange of legal fireworks on the pre-election case the parties on Thursday adopted their written addresses and the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Muhammed fixed today for judgement.

Speaking with Saturday PUNCH, a PDP member and Obaseki’s associate who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “Everybody is waiting for the judgement.
Some of us are restless. “But we are confident because our legal team did a good job and from my view, they could not prove any case of forgery, so we expect a favourable ruling.”

Also, a supporter of Ize-Iyamu and APC member who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “With what we have presented before the court, we are 99 per cent sure of victory.”

Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu has appealed the judgement of the state High Court which nullified the candidacy of his running mate, Audu Ganiyu.

The court, presided by Justice Hellen Courage-Ogbebo, on Wednesday declared Ganiyu’s candidacy as invalid for giving false information to the Independent Electoral Commission in the form EC9 affidavit to enable him to contest the election in the state.

The trial judge delivered the judgement in a suit filed by Kadiri Oshoakpemhe against the APC deputy governorship candidate and others.


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