The Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
In the lead judgement by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, the apex court held that Ize-Iyamu’s appeal lacked merit.
The panel of seven justices, however, fixed July 21 to give reasons for its decision.
Ize-Iyamu had alleged irregularities and gross non-compliance with the Electoral Act against Governor Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 28, 2016 governorship election.
The Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal and the Appeal Court, both in Benin City, had also dismissed the petition and upheld the election of Obaseki.
Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu had yesterday, in a statement, congratulated Governor Obaseki.