- The Federal High Court in Abuja has commenced hearing on the case challenging the validity of Governor Obaseki’s certificate
- The outcome of the case now hangs in the balance following the involvement of the Court of Appeal
- The trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, explained why the trial has to be discontinued temporarily
There is uncertainty over the likely outcome of a case instituted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking to remove the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki over alleged certificate discrepancies.
The proceedings were put on hold by the Federal High Court in Abuja after it adjourned the hearing on the matter indefinitely on Tuesday, December 15, The Nation reported.
The trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, suspended the case after Obaseki’s lawyer, Ken Mozia, made a request for an indefinite adjournment to enable the Court of Appeal to determine an application involving the case.
According to This Day, Mohammed explained that it would be inappropriate to proceed with the suit considering the application before the appellate court.
He stated that it was important to avoid putting his court on a collision course with the Court of Appeal.
The Judge said:
“This court is not prepared to be on collision course with the court of appeal as far as this case or any case for that matter. This court is ready to abide by whatever directive the court of appeal would make or give this court including the order to conclude hearing this matter.
“This suit is hereby adjourned sine die to await the decision of the first defendant’s application for stay of further proceedings.”
Meanwhile, Godwin Obaseki on Friday, December 12, said that God used Pastor Enoch Adeboye to assure him of his re-election.
The governor was reported to have made the disclosure during the testimony session at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Holy Ghost Congress.
The governor speaking further revealed that during his second-term election challenges he came to see the RCCG general overseer with his wife about a year ago who assured him that all would be well.
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