By Emeka Okafor
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Saturday cleared Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State of allegation of certificates forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress.
The court dismissed the case brought before it by the APC and its chieftain, Edobor Williams.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claims against the Edo governor.
APC and Edobor had asked the court to sack Obaseki for presenting forged academic certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the September 19 2019 governorship election in the state.
The judge described as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, whom he said did not make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan and the West African Examination Council the two institutions that the certificates were forged.
The Court insists that the Deputy Registrar, Legal of the University of Ibadan had given evidence in the suit that the University duly issued the certificate to Obaseki contrary to the claims by the APC.
Mohammed also held that Obaseki was duly and properly admitted to study Classics and later renamed Classical Studies in 1976 and graduated in 1979