From Ameachi Prosper (The New Diplomat’s Delta State Correspondent)
The Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate in the September 19th, 2020 poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has appealed the judgement of Edo State High Court that nullified the candidacy of his running mate, Audu Ganiyu.
The Edo State High Court presided over by justice Hellen Courage-Ogbebo had on Wednesday declared Ganiyu’s candidacy as invalid for giving false information to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in the form EC9 affidavit to enable him contest the governorship election in the state.
The trial judge delivered judgement in a suit filed by Kadiri Oshoakpemhe against the APC deputy governorship candidate and other.
Ize-Iyamu appealed the judgement on the basis that the trial judge erred in law when he held that the suit between Kadiri Oshoakpemhe (first respondent) against Audu Ganiyu (second respondent) and others was not statute-barred by virtue of the provision of the 1999 (as amended) Constitution.
The APC governorship candidate prayed the court to set aside the judgement of the trial court and dismiss the first respondent for failing to prove his claim rooted in allegation of commission of crime beyond reasonable doubt as required by law.