Certificate Forgery: APC to Appeal Obaseki Court’s Judgment.
On the case instituted against the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has said it will appeal Saturday’s judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Gistlover had earlier reported how the Court, dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed against the Edo governor by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed dismissed the suit on the conclusion that the plaintiffs (APC, Edobor) failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Obaseki ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’
In a statement forwarded to Gistlover, Saturday, endorsed by the APC Caretaker Publicity Secretary in Edo, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, the party said it was appealing the judgment.
He quoted the Chairman of the Party Caretaker Committee in Edo, Col. David Imuse RTD, as saying the APC legal team would immediately move to study the judgment and file an appeal.
Imuse expressed hope that the judiciary will remain upright and always ensure that the will of the people and rule of law prevail.
”We thank God also granting all the lawyers and the judge very good health with which they all contributed to bring the whole litigation process to this interesting stage. It is not the end of the road,” the statement quoted the APC chair as saying.
He said all APC members in Edo state are very hopeful like the good democrats and believers in the rule of law that they are that the Judiciary will continue to show that it is the last hope of the common man.
However, Col. Imuse has appealed to all APC members in the state to be calm and to go about their normal activities without animosity as the party appeals the verdict.