Tension in Edo as tribunal decides Governor Obaseki’s fate

Tension in Edo as tribunal decides Governor Obaseki’s fate

- The three-man Tribunal headed by Justice Ahmed Badamasi confirmed on Wednesday that it will deliver judgement on Friday

- Ize-Iyamu challenged Obaseki's declaration as the winner of the Edo governorship election in 2016

- The tribunal began hearing the case on January 7, 2017 and ended hearing on April 3, 2017 after final addresses by the counsels

Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki will know on Friday, April 14 if he will continue in the position or be removed.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the Edo States Governorship Election Petition Tribunal deliver judgement in the case filed before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the 2016 Edo governorship election Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The Tribunal was said to have informed parties on Wednesday, April 12 in the case of its readiness to deliver judgement in the case.

Tension in Edo as tribunal decides Governor Obaseki’s fate

Obaseki (left) could lose his position to Ize-Iyamu (right) when the Tribunal rules on Friday

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According to reports, the three-man Tribunal headed by Justice Ahmed Badamasi started hearing the case on January 7, 2017, and ended on April 3, 2017 when the Tribunal listened to the final addresses of counsel to the parties in the petition.

The Ize-Iyamu camp is challenging the declaration of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the September 28, 2016 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Several witnesses came before the tribunal and provided as exhibits the voters’ register in 16 local government areas of the state as well as the Forms EC8A, Form EC8B and EC8C, being results sheets for all the polling units, wards and local government areas of the state.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com gathered that the crisis in Ize-Iyamu's party, the PDP, deepened on Wednesday after leaders of its Southwest region declared war on the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.

This was the resolution reached by party members at a meeting of the leadership of the region at Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Wednesday, April 12. They said they considered Sheriff an outsider and he will not be accepted anymore.

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Source: Naija.ng

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