Obaseki sued for alleged certificate forgery

Godwin Obaseki

Three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have filed a suit against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, for alleged certificate forgery.

Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu, in the suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja, accused the governor of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in classical studies from the University of Ibadan.

According to them, the alleged offence contravenes section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which therefore makes Obaseki “not qualified to run or seek the office of the governor of Edo state” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election.

Counsel to the governor, Alex Ejesieme, told Daily Trust, that the lawsuit is “frivolous and irrelevant”.

He said the defence team is preparing the reply to challenge the plaintiffs in court next week.

Obaseki is seeking a second term in office but with stiff opposition from his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the APC national chairman.