The Court of Appeal, Benin has ruled in favour of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the September 19, 2020 election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Alhaji Gani Audu.
The three-member panel of the appellate court set aside the judgment of the Edo High Court, Benin, which disqualified them from participating in the crucial election.
The presiding judges, Justices O.F. Omoleye, B.A. Georgewill and O.E. Oho jointly declared that there was no evidence of credentials’ forgery on the part of Audu.
The judges ruled 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.
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