Edo 2020: Court strikes out certificate forgery case against Obaseki/ Obaseki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has quashed a suit seeking to disqualify the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the forthcoming governorship election over alleged certificate forgery.

Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had approached the court asking it to disqualify the incumbent governor from seeking a second term in office

But when the case came up on Monday, neither the legal representatives of Obaseki’s accusers nor the governor’s showed up.

The judge Anwuli Chikere had consequently struck out the case.

Obaseki has continued to make the headlines ahead of the much-awaited governorship election in the state billed for September 19.

He recently emerged candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he earlier dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

The APC screening committee had disqualified him from its guber primary race over "defective certificate".