A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from the upcoming governorship election in the state for alleged forgery.
Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his academic certificate.
But when the case came up on Monday, the legal representatives of Obaseki’s accusers did not show up.
Anwuli Chikere, the judge, subsequently, struck out the case.
It would be recalled that the University of Ibadan (UI) had on June 10, 2020 confirmed that Obaseki graduated from the institution.
The university, in a statement by its Registrar, Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi, said Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, studied Classics.
According to the statement, the Governor gained admission to the university in 1976 and graduated in 1979 with a Second Class Honours (Lower Division).
“Records of his admission and graduation are intact in the archives of the university.” the statement said.
Some opposition leaders in the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had accused Obaseki of presenting a fake certificate, saying he did not graduate from the premier university.
The UI statement might have drawn the curtain on the supposed certificate scandal crisis.
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