Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki as Edo Governor

July 10, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The victory of Mr Godwin Obaseki as the Edo State Governor has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.

In a lead judgement delivered on Monday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, the apex court held that Mr Obaseki was duly elected as Governor of the South-South state.

Mr Obaseki contested the gubernatorial election in Edo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on September 28, 2016.

He defeated candidate of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

But after the polls, Mr Ize-Iyamu challenged his opponent’s victory at the election tribunal, alleging irregularities and gross non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

His appeal at both the Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal and the Appeal Court were dismissed, which forced him to proceed to the Supreme Court to remove the Governor.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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