Alleged certificate forgery: Court Adjourns suit against Obaseki

Alleged certificate forgery: Court Adjourns suit against Obaseki

- A Federal High Court in Abuja has continued the hearing of the legal dispute surrounding Governor Obaseki's alleged certificate forgery

- The counsel to the governor, Ken Mozia had a disagreement with the counsel of the APC, Akin Olujimi, about the filing of a motion

- The court stated that Obaseki's counsel should be allowed to file his motion before the main matter can be heard

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The suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki over alleged certificate forgery was on Monday, November 16, adjourned by a court in Abuja.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned the hearing of the matter to Wednesday, November 18, based on the submissions by the counsel to Governor Obaseki, Ken Mozia, Channels TV reported.

The governor’s lawyer had asked the court to allow him to move his motion challenging the competence of the reply filed by the APC to the de­fence of Obaseki in the matter.

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However, the legal representative of the APC, Akin Olujimi, objected to the position of the governor’s counsel.

Olujimi asked the court to turn down the request of Mozia and proceed with the substantive matter before the court.

In response, the trial judge, Justice Mohammed ruled that the motion of Obaseki challenging the competence of the APC’s reply to his defence was fundamental.

He then adjourned the suit on the grounds that the motion has to be resolved first before delving into the main matter.

Meanwhile, the governor of Edo state has said that he will reach out to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole if he believes that he has something tangible to contribute to the growth of the state.

Channels TV reported that Obaseki made this known when he appeared as a guest in one of its programmes on Thursday, November 12.

Obaseki, however, noted that at this point in time, he doesn’t see any positive contribution that Oshiomhole can make.

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