Supreme Court upholds Edo Gov. Obaseki’s election

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

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki as the elected governor of Edo.

This followed a judgment delivered in an appeal brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, challenging the decision of the Appeal Court which had also upheld Mr. Obaseki’s election.

The panel of seven justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, however, said the Supreme Court will give reasons for dismissing Mr. Ize-Iyamu’s appeal on July 21.

Mr. Ize-Iyamu first challenged Mr. Obaseki’s victory in the governorship election conducted on September 28, 2016, at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Edo.

He lost that bid.

He then proceeded to the Court of Appeal in Benin, where he also lost and thereafter proceeded to the Supreme Court.



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  • Osas Osamor


    We are not interested
    in anything the Supreme Court of Nigeria says it uphold until the court can
    uphold itself away from infamous conduct with Judges therein hiding illicit cash
    away inside the pillow cases in their bedrooms. As a matter of fact we are more
    interested in the flood sweeping away Abuja as a metaphor of things to come.

    APC party is more or less
    a funeral parlour for cremating the people of any state it wins at the
    polls. At the federal level it’s been the same funerary pyres. Yemi Oshinbajo –
    as acting president – is just a figure of speech, totally blank; without clarity
    of thought on what to do, how and when.

    Without ethical compass, the APC useless party slinks into its default mode of stealing
    the treasury. Muhamadu Buhari – the elected president – himself wasted away nearly 30%
    of his effective 19 months in office, unable to name his Ministers. Nigeria was reduced to
    the lowest standards of morons by the assorted APC imbeciles in power.

    • Country Watch

      @Premium Times Editor,

      Lai Muhamed tells lies like a water hose
      and is notorious for lacking veracity; yet, he’s the same nearly wretched fellow that
      Muhamadu Buhari found most qualified by APC immoral standards as Information
      Minister – a befuddled creature without any sense of urgency who instead deludes
      himself with having the oratory despite his halting and local English, to persuade
      usually naive Nigerians to accept self-destruction as the true meaning of CHANGE.
      Yet, Buhari was not done with his own tomfoolery.

      Next, Buhari appointed a kleptocrat called Raji Fashola as Minister for Power.
      The result? Total darkness draped Nigeria with zero megawatts of electricity
      non-supply. Next, Buhari appointed Duro Onabule to chair NTA with no relevant
      schooling credentials or any higher education for the job. As Buhari made one
      appointive blunder after another Nigeria fell to the mediocre standard Buhari
      could cope with as an un-schooled, un-serious and un-enlightened president.

    • jamajake

      What a trash,you woke up on the wrong side of your plank bed.Come back tomorrow I’ll slap your stupidity out of your head

      • Eko don spoil finish!


        Haha! Why does Premium Times allow APC thugs to infiltrate our intellectual discourse?
        You are one of those thugs used to rig the 2015 election for APC in Epe area of Lagos!
        If you like you can deny it now, but the APC did not win the Lagos governorship election.
        Jimi Agbaje won all of Badagry down to National Theatre and won all of Oshodi and Isolo.
        The results of those areas released by INEC were not disputed, so how did APC now win?

        • jamajake

          At the end of the day you are still under Apc,I don’t give a fuc k APC or PDP ,Someone who can deliver.Obaseki is the right man

    • Points-Blank