Ize-Iyamu Finally Addresses Supreme Court Verdict on Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

Ize-Iyamu Finally Addresses Supreme Court Verdict on Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

- Osagie Ize-Iyamu has opened up on the Supreme Court verdict that dismissed the certificate forgery case filed against Governor Obaseki

- The APC Edo guber candidate accepted the judgement of the apex court, saying the verdict brought to an end the struggle for the governor's office

- Recall that the apex court in its judgement on Friday, May 28, ruled that the APC and one of its members failed to prove their case

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement that dismissed the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Ize-Iyamu on Saturday, May 29, accepted the ruling of the apex court.

Ize-Iyamu Finally Addresses Supreme Court Verdict on Forgery Suit Against Obaseki
Pastor Ize-Iyamu has accepted the Supreme Court judgement that dismissed the forgery suit against Obaseki. Photo credit: @PastorIzeIyamu
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The former governorship candidate in a statement explained that the judgment brought the struggle for the office of the state governor which started in September 2020, to an end.

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While thanking his supporters as well as loyal party men and women for their unwavering commitment, Ize-Iyamu called on members of‎ the APC to come together to position themselves to win future elections.

Supreme Court delivers ruling

The certificate forgery case filed against the Edo state governor by the APC was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday, May 28.

The apex court in a verdict ruled that the ruling party and one of its members, Williams Edobor, failed to prove their case against Obaseki.

A five-man panel of justices of the apex court in a unanimous decision stated that the appellants could not provide any disclaimer from the school that the certificate, whose authenticity they challenged, was not issued to Obaseki by the institution.

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Governor Obaseki had earlier 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.

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