By Emeka Okafor
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, has hailed the Appeal Court judgement which cleared him of a certificate forgery case preferred against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the Edo 2020 gubernatorial election.
Delivering judgment in the suit with number CA/ABJ/CV/71/2021 the three-man panel of judges, namely, Hon. Justice Stephen Adah, Hon. Justice Ige and Hon. Justice Mohammed Mustapha, ruled that the Abuja high court which earlier ruled in favor of thr governor, did not make any mistake and that the plaintiff and witnesses did not pin the 1st Respondent to have forged the certificate.
It held that the judgment of the lower court is apt and very clear, noting that the appellant performed abysmally and has not proved any case.
“From the content of the judgement, ab initio, all Edo people knew there was no merit in the case. It was ill-willed. It is comforting that the judiciary has upheld the truth and the verdict of Edo people.”