The All Progressives Congress on Thursday opened its case of alleged certificates forgery in opposition to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on the Supreme Courtroom in Abuja.
The case was opened earlier than Choose Ahmed Mohammed after Obaseki’s proposals failed for the courtroom and the Courtroom of Enchantment to droop the listening to pending the dedication of an attraction he had filed in relation to the case.
The Courtroom of Enchantment in Abuja dominated that pre-election circumstances, such because the one instituted in opposition to Obaseki, had a set deadline and couldn’t be stopped based mostly on an attraction.
APC and one among its members, Mr. Williams Edobor, filed the lawsuit, urging the courtroom to disqualify Obaseki because the candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion within the final election for governor in Edo State.
They substantiated the lawsuit by claiming that Obaseki allegedly falsified a commencement certificates from Ibadan College, which he used to safe his candidacy within the election.
Different defendants sued within the course of are the PDP and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.
On Thursday, APC’s lawyer, Mr. Akin Olujinmi (SAN), known as his first witness, Prof. Omoregie Edobo, professor of regulation on the College of Benin.
In the course of the interrogation of Obaseki’s lawyer, Mr. Ken Mozia (SAN), and PDP’s lawyer, Mr. Razaq Isenalohme, Edobo advised the courtroom that he didn’t know that Obaseki had an undergraduate diploma from Ibadan College.
Edobo mentioned he claimed that Obaseki offered a faux certificates allegedly issued by the College of Ibadan.
He mentioned his declare was based mostly on the photocopies of Obaseki’s certificates that he noticed on completely different events.
INEC’s lawyer, Mr. MA Bawa, didn’t ask the witness questions.
Choose Mohammed dismissed the witness and postponed the matter till December 29 for a brand new listening to.