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Obaseki Hails Federal Court Verdict, Says Ruling 'Victory For Truth, Rule Of Law'

T he Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) The governor in a statement said the judgement is a triumph of the rule of law and a testament to the fact that truth would prevail ultimately no matter how vehemently detractors push lies in the face of incontrovertible evidence. 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. He noted that the verdict confirms once again that Edo people were well-guided in trusting him to lead them in the September 19 governorship election, promising 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. "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. Meanwhile the chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Col David Imuse rtd, has said that the party will appeal Saturday's ruling by the Federal High Court dismissing the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. Justice Ahmed Mohammed dismissed the suit filed by the All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, on the conclusion that the plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Governor Obaseki. Imuse, while reacting to the judgement, said the party's legal team would immediately move to study the judgement and file an appeal. He expressed hope that the judiciary will remain upright and always ensure that the will of the people and rule of law prevail. In a statement issued, state publicity , Edo APC, Chris Azebanwan, said "We thank God also granting all the lawyers and the judge very good health with which they all contributed to bring the whole litigation process to this interesting stage. It is not the end of the road. He said all APC members in Edo State are very hopeful like the good democrats and believers in the rule of law, the Judiciary will continue to show that it is the last hope of the common man.

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