Governor of Edo state , Mr Godwin Obaseki has once again triumphed following the dismissal of a certificate forgery case against him by the Federal High court sitting in Abuja.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one Williams Edobor, a chieftain of the party, had filed a suit against Obaseki, accusing him of forging the first degree certificate which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable him contest the governorship election.
According to the claims of the APC, they said Governor Obaseki submitted a certificate which the from the University of Ibadan which did not carry a date of issuance and signature of the registrar.
An allegation the governor denied.
According to the governor, the error on photocopy of his certificate which he submitted to INEC was made by a photocopying machine.
Acting as a witness, Abayomi Ajayi, an official of the legal unit of the University of Ibadan who was summoned to testify told the court that the institution issued a Bachelor of Arts certificate to Obaseki in 1979.
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