The Court of Appeal in Benin has ruled in favour of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Alhaji Gani Audu.
The appeal court on Monday, March 8, set aside the judgment of the Edo state high court which disqualified the duo from participating in the governorship election.
Appeal Court’s Justices O.F.Omoleye, B.A. Georgewill and O.E.Oho unanimously declared that there was no evidence of credentials’ forgery on the part of Audu.
The Judges also declared that the suit was statute-barred since it was filed outside the 14-day constitutional threshold, thereby upholding the appeal of Ize-Iyamu and Audu, while setting aside the judgment of the Edo high court.