BREAKING: EPM, Ize-Iyamu fail again, as S’Court dismisses APM, APP’s appeal against Obaseki’s victory
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BREAKING: EPM, Ize-Iyamu fail again, as S’Court dismisses APM, APP’s appeal against Obaseki’s victory

…says ‘appellants counsel lacking in knowledge of basic law’

…fines appellants N2 million

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeals of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and the Action Peoples Party (APP) against the Appeal Court and the Edo Governorship Election Tribunal verdicts, validating the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the September 19, 2020 governorship poll in the state.

In its ruling, the apex court dismissed the appeals filed by both parties in the suits marked SC/CV/394/2021: Allied People’s Movement V. INEC & Ors, and SC/CV/393/2021: Action People’s Party V. Godwin Obaseki & Ors.

Legal experts say the two cases are roundabout tactics by the Edo Peoples Movement and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to invalidate the election and pave the way for them to gain access to the Edo State Government House.

The court held that the appellants counsel was “lacking in knowledge of basic law and fraudulent.”

It awarded N1million against the appellant for each party.

The two cases are among a litany of court proceedings entered by the All Progressives Congress and other parties to dislodge Governor Godwin Obaseki since he won the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State.

Recall that the Supreme Court had earlier dismissed the certificate forgery case filed by the APC against Governor Godwin Obaseki, for lacking in merit.

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