The Oasis Reporters
January 9, 2020
… says ruling ‘victory for truth, rule of law’
A section of the Nigerian media community was taken aback when a court case was instituted by the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC took Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state to court over an alleged certificate forgery to court in a frivolous attempt to nullify his reelection as governor of the State.
It is an open truth that the governor attended University of Ibadan where he certainly had course mates, belonged to a hall of residence, took group photographs, belonged to one association or the other etc, in a University located within the country, and yet he was taken to court to prove such self evident truths that are readily verifiable. A sign that Nigerian politics occasionally panders to frivolity.
1.— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) January 9, 2021
The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed on the allegation of certificate forgery is well-received and a victory for the rule of law. pic.twitter.com/v7qwMI4p9d
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor, in a statement, said the judgement is a triumph of the rule of law and a testament to the fact that truth would prevail ultimately no matter how vehemently detractors push lies in the face of incontrovertible evidence.
According to the governor, “The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed is well-received and a victory for the rule of law. It was a most needless attempt by desperate individuals trying to undo the will of the people through the backdoor but we are happy today that justice and truth have prevailed.”
He noted that the verdict confirms once again that Edo people were well-guided in trusting him to lead them in the September 19th governorship election, promising to continue to prioritise the development of the state not minding the darts thrown by those who are embittered by their loss and continue their attempt to put spanner in the works even when they have been roundly beaten on all fronts.
“My profound gratitude goes to the judiciary who have stood indefatigably for truth and justice; the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR); my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); our party leaders and members; my teeming supporters; the good people of Edo State and all Nigerians.”