- There was jubilation on Saturday, January 9 at Government House in Edo
- The overwhelming joy was due to the court victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki
- The deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, who could not contain his feeling displayed impressive dance steps to show his happiness
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The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed on the allegation of certificate forgery against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has brought much joy o many of his loyalists.
One of those who could control his joys upon hearing the good news is Governor Obaseki's deputy, Philip Shaibu.
Shaibu was seen showing off his dancing skills at his official residence in Benin City on Saturday, January 9, where some top state officials had converged to hear the court's final decision.
The victory was the result of persistent efforts by the governor and a team of lawyers who painstakingly proved to the court that the Ibadan University (UI) certificate of Obaseki was not forged as claimed by some disgruntled persons in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Earlier, Obaseki won the certificate forgery suit instituted against him by the APC and one of its members, Edobor Williams. The court sitting in Abuja dismissed the suit on Saturday, January 9.
Legit.ng gathered that Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged the academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The judge reportedly berated the plaintiffs for failing to make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) that issued the certificates they claimed Obaseki forged.
Nigerians on social media had commented on the development.
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."
Edo indigenes celebrate Obaseki's victory | Legit TV