A certificate forgery lawsuit filed against Edo State Governor and now PDP Governorship aspirant, Godwin Obaseki, has been struck out by a federal high court in Abuja.
The plaintiffs identified as Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu, had accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Ibadan.
They argued that Obaseki is “not qualified to run or seek election to the office of the governor of Edo State” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election and also insisted that certificate forgery contravenes section 182(1) (i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
Meanwhile, when the case was brought up in court yesterday, June 29, the three plaintiffs and their lawyers were reportedly absent. Justice Anwuli Chiekere then proceeded to strike out the certificate forgery lawsuit filed against the Edo state governor.
Also, this new development comes after the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) confirmed that Godwin Obaseki graduated from the institution in 1979.
In related news, Smnaija.ng reported that three plaintiffs sued Governor Godwin Obaseki over an alleged certificate forgery.
Meanwhile, Alex Ejesieme, the counsel to Governor Obaseki who described lawsuit of alleged certificate forgery as frivolous and irrelevant in an interview with Daily Trust, said the defence team is preparing the reply to challenge the accusers in court.