The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin on Friday upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of Edo.
The court dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit.
Ize-Iyamu’s counsel Yusuf Ali (SAN), appealed against the judgment of the Justice Ahmed Badamasi Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that affirmed Obaseki as winner of the September the 28th, 2016 governorship election.
Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, who delivered the judgment, said the tribunal was right to uphold Obaseki’s election.
The judge said that the tribunal did a painstaking job, adding that the tribunal was right to dismiss Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’ petition.