Governor Obaseki wins Edo election petition tribunal
Governor Godwin Obaseki’s election, has been upheld by the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that sat in Benin on Friday.
Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declaring that it lacked merit.
The Tribunal also said that the reliance of the petitioners on the ticking of the name of a prospective voter on the left side of the voters’ register, to mark complete accreditation was only an administrative guideline for election officials.
According to the election tribunal, all the witnesses’ evidence only gave credence to the September 26, 2016 election.
According to Twitter user, @shina_pitta, there were wild celebrations and loud chants of “Obaseki” and “APC”, after the judgement was delivered.
Governor Obaseki responded by waving his party’s flag proudly and acknowledging greetings from the crowd.