Edo tribunal upholds election of APC’s Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki [Photo credit: Punch Newspapers]
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki [Photo credit: Punch Newspapers]

An election petitions tribunal sitting in Benin, Edo State, has affirmed the victory of Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the gubernatorial elections held on September 28, 2016, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, had challenged Mr. Obaseki’s election, alleging widespread irregularities.

Mr. Obaseki, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The head of the tribunal, Ahmed Badamosi, dismissed Mr. Ize-Iyamu’s petition.

PREMIUM TIMES understands that wild celebrations broke out amongst supporters of Mr. Obaseki and the APC shortly after the pronouncement.

More details soon…


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    • kinsly

      Venue? Or the conference is here,on this forum?

  • ALBERT

    The PDP and IZE Iyamu would have taken the higher moral grounds and path of honour by conceding defeat and congratulating APC and Obaseki like Fayemi did in Ekiti , Goodluck Jonathan and recently in Ondo State.Since the advent and introduction of technology into our elections management system and card readers, rigging has been drastically reduced. The results and entries at each stage could be verified both manually and electronically. Winning elections sometimes depend on the generally mood of the people.If the critical mass and trade unions are desirous for change , the change party no matter the character of its flag bearer (Trump) could win easily. The mood in Edo state in the last election was not for change but for continuity and Obaseki and PDP were neither appetizing but mucous infested bread..

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    @disqus_RFgXa4tzhj:disqus

    IS IT TRUE THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS SENT THE NAME OF JAMES IBORI

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    • gregomillenium

      @disqus_RFgXa4tzhj:disqus Why will it
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      thieves and criminals. President Buhari himself is on the way to becoming the
      worst president Nigeria has ever had. Wale Babalakin who has been standing
      corruption trial in the court is the one President Buhari selected as the best
      appointee for anti-corruption government. Buhari now added insult to injury by
      appointing another criminal co-accused who was arraigned in court with Wale
      Babalakin as the Chairman of Bureau of Public Enterprises. So now that Buhari
      has announced himself to the public as an enabler of criminals Buhari must be
      treated henceforth as a criminal accomplice. We thank God that Buhari has
      stopped disguising as anti-corruption. Buhari’s government contracted H.I.V
      when it appointed Raji Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi. The Buhari government
      is now in throes of death with full-blown AIDS of corruption.

      • ?????????

        ALEX OKOH AND WALE BABALAKIN SHOULD BE RECONSIDERED AS THE APPOINTEES

        OF THE BUHARI-LED ANTI-CORRUPTION GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THE DUO IS STAINED.

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      . The problem a majority of us have in Nigeria, is our ability to be excellent propagandists and proponents of political equalisation when a particular regime is fighting corruption.Fashola, Rotimi do not enjoy any immunity or protection from investigations, criminal prosecution or arrests. PMB including all his political appointees have declared the Assets and their records are with the CCB. The FOI provide for any Nigerian citizen to apply for such records. The constitution of Nigeria provide and place the the fight against corruption, crimes, financial crimes, corruption a responsibility of all levels and arms of govt including the citizens who have the rights to arrest or prevent anyone from committing any crimes and offenses. If you have any evidence against Fashola and Co publish them and send a petition to EFCC and copy Buhari. The EFCC Act also provide that, citizens have the rights to compel EFCC to investigate any petition, make public its investigation and prosecute The PMB Whistle Blower Policy is the biggest window and opportunity for anyone to exploit , instead of rubbishing other reputation in public with no shred of evidence. Fashola, Rotimi or any of PMB appointees have never gone to court to seek permanent court injunction prohibiting any public security service, agencies or Efcc, Police from investigaing their activities whilst in govt or arresting them like all the ex PDP Governors did including Odili, Orji Kalu.

      Let us not descend into the realms of absurdity here The CBN Decree and Act has laid down criteria for who qualifies to its Governor as reproduced below:-
      (2) The Governor, any Deputy Governor or any Director shall cease to hold office in the Bank if he –
      (a) becomes of unsound mind or, owing to ill health, is incapable of carrying out his duties;
      (b) is convicted of any offence involving dishonesty or any other offence the maximum penalty of which exceeds imprisonment for six months;
      (c) is guilty of a serious misconduct in relation to his duties under this Decree;
      (d) is disqualified or suspended from practising his profession in Nigeria by order of a competent authority made in respect of him personally;
      (e) becomes bankrupt or suspends payments or compounds with his creditors.

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