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Monday, 10 July 2017

Breaking: Supreme Court Affirms Godwin Obaseki As Edo State Governor

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the PDP challenging the election of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki for lacking in merit.
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This came after a seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onneghen unanimously dismissed the appeal of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Channels writes.

Announcing the judgment, the CJN stated that the court had gone through the brief earlier, making it easier to bring the long-drawn gubernatorial tussle to an end.

Mr Ize-Iyamu had approached the apex court following the dismissal of his appeal at the Appeal Court which challenged Obaseki’s election as governor in June, after the Edo state Election petition tribunal had on April 14, 2017 upheld the election of Obaseki as governor of the state.

The apex court said it would give in detail, its reasons for the judgment on July 24, 2017.

Obaseki had always stated that his victory would stand regardless of where the opposition party carried their appeal to.

“I won the elections free and fair and square and the people of Edo State voted for me overwhelmingly,” Obaseki said, adding that he would not be surprised if the PDP still went ahead to fight the battle despite the fact that the victory remained that of the APC.

“God gave me the victory, the people of Edo State voted for me, our ancestors blessed the victory, the courts in their wisdom have also reaffirmed my victory so wherever they go to, the Supreme Court, the World Court, this my victory will stand.

“I thank Edo people for their patience with us. We want to assure them that we are not distracted and we will continue on our path to recovery, on our path to progress.”


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