Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, who filed a case against Governor Godwin Obaseki over alleged certificate forgery, say they withdrew the suit because they have achieved what they wanted – preventing Obaseki from being fielded under the APC in the September 19 governorship election.

The case, suit No FHC/ABJ/CS /553/20 Edobor Williams and others VS APC & Obaseki, was withdrawn from the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the plaintiffs who are APC members.

Obaseki was disqualified from the primary by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he is seeking re-election.

In a statement on Tuesday by Shores and Savana, the legal representatives to Edobor Williams and others, the plantiffs said:
‘’It would be recalled that the plaintiffs were opposed to APC nominating Godwin Obaseki as its gubernatorial candidate for the September 19, Governorship Election for Edo State on account of Mr. Obaseki’s inconsistent educational history, false credentials and forged Affidavit.
‘’These were the same reasons for which APC eventually disqualified Godwin Obaseki from participating in the APC Gubernatorial primaries of 22/6/2020 to the satisfaction of the plaintiffs.
‘’The plaintiffs voluntarily filed a Notice of Discontinuance of the said suit having achieved their objective of stopping APC from sponsoring Godwin Obaseki.

“The public must take notice that the case was never considered on merit. Plaintiffs would take further steps after the nominations of all the parties are concluded and the names of their candidates submitted to INEC.”