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  • Updated: December 30, 2020

Court Adjourns Case Seeking To Unseat Obaseki Over Alleged Certificate Forgery

Justice Ahmed Mohammed led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned till 30th of December, a suit by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking to unseat Governor Godwin Obaseki for allegedly forging his Unversity certificate.

Recall that APC had earlier filed a suit seeking the removal of Governor Obaseki for allegedly forging his university certificate.

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According to the suit by the federal ruling party, Obaseki was not qualified to participate in the September 19 election where he emerged the winner.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the counsel of APC,  Akin Olujimi (SAN) tendered some evidence through a subpoenaed witness.

Objecting to the tendered evidence, Obaseki's counsel pointed out that process did not conform with the laws guiding admissibility of documents.

According to the Governor's counsel, there was no proof of payment for the documents.

However, the Mohammed led Federal High court ruled that the document presented by the APC counsel was relevant.

The judge adjourned the matter suit till December 30.

Recall that Obaseki was at the early stage of the second quarter of the year disqualified Obaseki from contesting at the party's primaries over irregularities in his certificates.

However, the governor dumped APC for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he clinched the party's ticket to contest at the Edo state governorship election.

Obaseki later defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu to win his re-election bid at the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state.

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