Obaseki Hails Court Ruling As Benin City Erupts In Jubilation

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the alleged certificate forgery suit instituted against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor’s supporters thronged Edo state capital, Benin City to celebrate the ruling.

The governor, in a statement, hailed the judgement as a triumph of the rule of law and a testament to the fact that truth would prevail ultimately no matter how long the opposition lasts.

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According to the governor, “The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed is well-received and a victory for the rule of law. It was a most needless attempt by desperate individuals trying to undo the will of the people through the backdoor but we are happy today that justice and truth have prevailed.”

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Obaseki added that the ruling has established once again that Edo people were well-guided in trusting him to lead them in the September 19th governorship election.

He promised to continue to prioritise the development of the state not minding the darts thrown by those who are embittered by their loss and continue their attempt to put spanner in the works even when they have been roundly beaten on all fronts.

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“My profound gratitude goes to the judiciary who have stood indefatigably for truth and justice; the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR); my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); our party leaders and members; my teeming supporters; the good people of Edo State and all Nigerians.”

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