The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has described his Supreme Court victory on Friday as a victory for the people of Edo State.
The Governor in his reaction said the declaration of the Supreme Court justices is a demonstration that the judiciary is capable of defending democracy.
He added that those who attempted to swindle the people of Edo State with a false certificate forgery case have been put to shame.
Obaseki dedicated the victory to the people of Edo State, appreciating them for standing by him throughout the court case.
He declared that after the court victory, it is time for all stakeholders to join hands with him and work together for the people of the state.
Naija News earlier reported that the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement on Friday dismissed the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
The apex court in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim held that the prosecutors failed to prove their case against the Edo State Governor.
Obaseki in a statement on Friday shortly after the Supreme Court judgment said: “The verdict of the Supreme Court on the certificate forgery case brought against me by the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the 2020 governorship election, is a vindication of the decision of God and the people of Edo State. The ruling puts to rest the diabolical controversy contrived by opposition elements over my credentials and puts to shame the individuals that sought to swindle Edo people with falsehood and lies in pursuit of pecuniary gains.”
“The judiciary has once again, demonstrated that it is willing and capable of defending our democracy. I see this victory as a renewed call by God Almighty to rededicate myself to His service and that of the people of Edo State.”
“From the statement by the SC Justices, it is clear that they align with what Edo people knew all along, which is that there was no merit in the case. The controversy was diabolical and ill-willed. It is reassuring that the Judiciary has upheld the wishes of the masses. I dedicate the victory to Edo people, who resolved to stand by me through it all despite the campaign of calumny.”
“I appreciate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for supporting and holding steadfastly to the vision of our party for a better Edo State. I am also grateful to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for ensuring a vibrant and fair Judiciary that upholds the will of the masses.”