A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been asked to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting for the Edo State governorship election for allegedly forging his university certificate.
The suit was filed on May 29, 2020 by Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu.
In the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, the plaintiffs stated that the University of Ibadan certificate which he attached to his Form CF.001 which he submitted to INEC for his first term election in 2016 was forged.
The respondents to the suit were the governors’ party, the All Progressives Congress, the Inspector-General of Police and Obaseki.
The plaintiffs argued that it was “contrary to the provisions of section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999”.
They however stated that Obaseki was “not qualified to run or seek the office of Governor of Edo State under the platform of the 1st defendant (APC) in the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state on September 19, 2020”.
No date has been fixed for the suit.