Certificate Forgery: Court To Hear Suit Filed By APC Against Obaseki Today

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The certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress will be heard by the Federal High Court, Abuja, today.

Recall that the University of Ibadan in June confirmed that the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party was a product of the institution.

The Registrar of the Institution, Olubunmi Faluyi, in a statement released noted that Obaseki gained admission in 1976 and studied Classics.

The Institution further disclosed that the Edo State Governor graduated in 1979 with a Second Class Honours, Lower Division.

The APC called on the court to nullify his nomination by the PDP for the September 19 election.

The suit was filed by the opposition on July 14 shortly after Obaseki emerged as the candidate of the PDP.

The party has assembled a legal team of five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) led by a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Akin Olujimi.

Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed had fixed today after a request by Olujimi, leading counsel for APC and a chieftain, Edobor Williams.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was joined in the suit marked FHC/B/CS/74/2020.

The plaintiffs prayed the court for an order disqualifying Obaseki on the grounds that he supplied false information on oath to INEC, an act said to be contrary to Section 31(5) and (6) of the Electoral Act, 2010.

Ken Mozia (SAN) and Rasaq Isenalumhe had announced appearance for Obaseki and PDP respectively. INEC is expected to announce its representation.

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