- Ahmed Suleiman Wambai, a chieftain of the APC has suggested that his party may challenge the victory of Obaseki in court
- Wambai alleged that the Edo governor committed two infringements that could nullify his election
- The APC chieftain also accused Obaseki of lying under oath
The Immediate past national vice chairman, north-central of the APC, Ahmed Suleiman Wambai has raised the possibilities of the court removing Godwin Obaseki as governor of Edo state.
Wambai told The Sun newspaper during an interview that there were two grounds on which the courts could nullify the election of the Edo state governor.
The APC chieftain, who seemed confident about his stance, argued that his party is going to reclaim Edo state technical on grounds.
Wambai said that Obaseki might be sacked by the court if he fails to show that he is qualified to contest the Edo election.
The APC chieftain said:
"Obaseki has no paper and we are waiting to see the governor, any court or government that will prove that Obaseki is qualified."
Wambai also raised another possibility that Obaseki’s election might be nullified because he allegedly violated an established ruling of the Supreme Court by lying under oath and receiving nomination forms from two political parties.
Based on his arguments, the party chieftain described the victory recorded by the PDP in the Edo election as temporary.
“Secondly, Obaseki lied under oath and received nomination forms from two political parties against the ruling of the Supreme Court. This is just a temporary celebration for him."
Meanwhile, the APC candidate in the just concluded Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has disclosed that his party might challenge that outcome of the poll in court.
Ize-Iyamu dropped the hint on Thursday, October 1, in his Independence Day message to the people of Edo state, Premium Times reported.
He said the APC cannot rule out heading to court as long as the PDP refused to discontinue the various cases it instituted during the pre-election period.
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