The Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal has affirmed Godwin Obaseki as the validly elected Governor of Edo State.
In a judgement delivered to a petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Osagie Ize-Iyamu challenging the declaration of Godwin Obaseki as winner of the September 26, 2016 election.
The tribunal held that the petitioners were unable to substantially prove their case.
The tribunal added that Ize-Iyamu and the PDP’s “heavy reliance” on the voting process, especially accreditation and ticking of voters is misplaced and has made the strength of their case immaterial.
According to the election tribunal, all the witnesses’ evidence only gave credence to the election.
Both Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu, as well as the counsel to the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) were absent at the sitting.