Benin City - Less than four days to the Edo State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party has asked a court to disqualify the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting the election, reports Punch.
The party alleged that Obaseki made false claims and provided false information on oath to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The party, in particular, is asking the court for a declaration that Obaseki’s statement that he graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies in 1976, made under oath in INEC form CF001 at Part B, paragraph C dated 11 July 2016, is false.
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The PDP is also asking for a declaration disqualifying Obaseki from contesting Saturday’s Edo State governorship election on the grounds that he submitted false information on oath to the INEC in Form CF001.
Obaseki and INEC were joined in the suit.
The APC has, however, said it would not dignify the PDP on the issue, reports Vanguard.
Responding on behalf of Obaseki, his campaign manager, Osarodion Ogie said the APC would meet the PDP in court.
- News 24