- Governor Obaseki defeated the APC in the certificate forgery suit instituted against him
- The Edo governor's victory has attracted heated reactions from Nigerians on social media
- Many congratulated Obaseki on the victory while some also commented on the political implications of the victory
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has emerged victorious in the certificate forgery suit instituted against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Saturday, January 9, dismissed the suit on the grounds that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged the academic certificates he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The development has drawn reactions from Nigerians on social media with diverse perspectives.
Legit.ng curates some of the reactions below:
Adikwu Abuh commented on Facebook:
"Which certificate did he used for the first tenure? Now that he is not in that party, he become somebody to investigate."
Faruq Salam said:
"Where is that faceless Charles omoregbe. APC E-rats should be fined heavily for constituting nuisance to the court in the course of this suit.
"They didn't allow the lordship to take a good rest after falling ill with their useless case lacking merit."
Azikiwe Austin Oyuwe commented:
"Tinubu supported the wrong people in Edo state. And Edo is not Lagos."
Etok Etok said:
"Edo State is now out of Tinubu’s 2023 political permutation to access the South-South region. "Again not a good news for the Jagaban of Lagos.
"Gov. Obaseki and University of Ibadan sef too get strong head."
Ayodeji Ogundeji said:
"No complain now but when APC win it will become partial"
Daniel D-don Isibor commented:
"Spiritually and physically SEALED.. IT'S A 4 +4 movement.. NO MAN IS GOD.. Oshiomhole has been humbled.."
Hayobami Oyeyinka said:
"This county is unpredictable, why his attackers didn't charge him in his first tenure? Anyway, I just want to congratulate him for victory at last"
Odiale Josiah commented:
"Glory to God. More wisdom on you Sir for greater development of Edo state Sir in Jesus mighty name."
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has expressed delight over his victory in the certificate forgery case.
In a brief statement, the governor described the verdict as a victory for the rule of law.
He said the lawsuit was just a waste of his and Edo people's time by some desperate individuals who want to get to the government house through the backdoor.
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