- Governor Obaseki of Edo state is elated that he was not defeated in court by his former party, APC as well as ADP, APP, and APM
- Obaseki said that the court's verdict is another victory for the people and a testament to the fairness and equity of the judiciary
- The south-south state governor also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring a vibrant and fair judiciary
Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed delight over his victory following the verdict of the Court of Appeal, Benin City upholding the ruling of the Edo state governorship election petition tribunal.
In a series of tweets released on Wednesday, May 26, via his official Twitter page, the governor described the verdict as a victory for the people of Edo state.
He said the lawsuit brought against him were inspired by hate, strife and avarice, and the arrogance of the opposition to lord themselves over the will of the majority of the people.
The governor, who moved from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) some weeks before his reelection, again thanked the judiciary for ensuring that the will of the people is not suppressed.
Obaseki also thanked President Buhari for ensuring a vibrant and fair judiciary that upholds the will of the masses.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Benin division of the Court of Appeal upheld the judgement of the Edo state governorship election petition tribunal which affirmed the victory of Obaseki.
In a unanimous judgement delivered by a five-man panel through zoom on Wednesday, May 26, the judges resolved all the issues in favour of the governor against the applicants.
In a brief statement that he released on Saturday, January 9, 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.