Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s action searching for to strike out the names of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the All Progressives Party (APC) from the petition filed by using the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has suffered a setback at the Edo State Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City.
Besides, file has it that, the tribunal additionally declined to strike out ADP’s petition towards Governor Obaseki, insisting it would hear it on its advantage as in opposition to the request of the governor.
The petition of the ADP and its governorship candidate acquired by means of Igbere TV, on Tuesday, is with reference number: EPT/ED/GOV/01/2020, with INEC, PDP, Obaseki, APC and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as respondents.
The celebration prayed the tribunal to disqualify Obaseki over his controversial first diploma certificates from the University of Ibadan (UI) and nullify the votes solid for him, thereby ordering INEC to behavior a sparkling election involving all different certified governorship candidates, except for PDP and Obaseki.
The tribunal had in a quick ruling this morning declined Governor Obaseki’s request in the case difficult the skills of the governor to contest the September 19thgovernorship election in the state.
At the resumed listening to in the petition N0. EPT/ED/GOV/01/2020, Action Democratic Party & Anor v. Independent National Electoral Commission & Ors, the tribunal dominated on two separate motions filed via INEC and PDP, looking for to strike the petition of ADP towards Governor Obaseki and strike out the names of APC and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu respectively.
Disappointingly, the courtroom rejected their motions and refused to strike out the petition and the names of APC and Ize-Iyamu.
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