Edo guber poll: Federal High Court, Abuja to hear certificate forgery, perjury case against Obaseki, Shaibu, Nov 4

The pre-election cases of certificate forgery and perjury filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, at a Federal High Court, Abuja,  will come up on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

The APC and one of its members, Edobor Williams, instituted the cases in July prior to the Edo governorship election on September 16, 2020.

The plaintiffs had asked the court to disqualify the governor and his deputy from participating in the election and to prevent the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from fielding any candidates in the election.

In two separate suits, the plaintiffs had wanted the court to stop Obaseki and Shaibu from participating in the election for allegedly lying on oath and submitting false documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Foremost lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, is leading four other SANs in the case.