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Obaseki: Judgment Day today

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Entornointeligente.com / By Wandoo Sombo/Abuja

The Federal High Court, Abuja will deliver judgment on Saturday morning in the alleged certificate forgery suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

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Justice Ahmed Mohammed had, on Jan. 6, adjourned proceedings until Jan. 7 for parties to adopt their final written addresses as their brief of arguments in the suit.

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The parties are the APC, Mr William Edobor, Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

When the matter was called on Thursday, Obaseki’s counsel, Mr Ken Mozia (SAN) told the court that the business for the day was for parties to adopt their final written addresses

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He said that on his part, he had filed his final address as well as a reply on points of law to the plaintiffs’ final written address

“We adopt both written addresses, and premised on the arguments set out therein, we urge the court to make a firm determination that the plaintiffs woefully failed to prove their case,” he said

Mozia urged the court to dismiss the case

Similarly, Mr Razaq Isenelumhe, counsel to the PDP, adopted his written address as his final argument and urged the court to dismiss the case

For his part, Mr M.A Bawa, counsel to INEC prayed the court to use the arguments filed by counsel to give judgment in the matter

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“In the circumstance, we will be urging the court to decide the matter one way or another based on the arguments before it,” he said

Counsel to the APC, Mr Akin Olujimi (SAN) also adopted his written address as his final argument in the matter and urged the court to grant the claims sought by his client

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, adjourned the matter until today to deliver judgment

The APC and one of its chieftains, Mr Williams Edobor, dragged Obaseki to court for allegedly forging the University of Ibadan degree certificate, which he submitted to INEC to aid his qualification for the Sept. 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo

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