The All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Edo state who sued Governor Godwin Obaseki over his educational credentials have expressed dissatisfaction with the court ruling and have vowed to seek redress to push their case.
Reacting to the court judgement, the legal representatives to the claimants, Shores and Savanna says the certificate suit against Gov. Obaseki was not considered on its merit.
According to the legal representatives, the plaintiffs withdrew the suit from the Federal High Court, Abuja, having achieved their objective of stopping the APC from sponsoring the governor as a candidate.
In a statement, the representatives threatened that the plaintiffs would take further steps after the nominations of all the parties are concluded and the names of candidates submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement reads in part: “Obaseki’s certificate suit was voluntarily withdrawn by APC members who filed the suit.
“The suit number FHC/ABJ/CS /553/20; was withdrawn from the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the plaintiffs who are APC members.
“It would be recalled that the plaintiffs were opposed to APC nominating Gov. Obaseki as its gubernatorial candidate for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state on account of his inconsistent educational history, false credentials and forged affidavit.
“These were the same reasons for which APC eventually disqualified Gov. Obaseki from participating in the APC gubernatorial primary of to the satisfaction of the plaintiffs.
“The plaintiffs voluntarily filed a notice of discontinuance of the said suit having achieved their objective of stopping APC from sponsoring Gov. Obaseki. The public must take notice that the case was never considered on merit.
“Plaintiffs would take further steps after the nominations of all the parties are concluded and the names of their candidates submitted to INEC.”