A Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out the suit seeking disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state.
The suit was filed by Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu, alleging that Obaseki forged his university certificate.
Justice Anwuli Chikere struck out the suit on Monday as neither the plaintiffs’ lawyers nor the defendants’ were present in court.
The respondents in the suit were the governors’ party, the All Progressives Congress, the Inspector-General of Police and Obaseki.
The plaintiffs alleged in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, 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.