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Court Strikes Out Certificate Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the certificate forgery suit against governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

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The plaintiffs, identified as Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu, had accused Obaseki of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Ibadan.

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They argued that Obaseki is “not qualified to run or seek election to the office of the governor of Edo State” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election.

They also insisted that certificate forgery contravenes section 182(1)(i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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However, Justice Anwuli Chiekere struck out the case on Monday, after the plaintiffs and their lawyers failed to turn up in court.

The university has confirmed that the governor graduated from the institution in 1979.

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