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Obaseki applauds tribunal’s dismissal of Edo guber election petitions

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the verdict of the Edo 2020 Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed all petitions challenging his victory in the September 19, 2020 polls.

In a statement issued in Benin City, yesterday, Governor Obaseki noted that the ruling was yet another testament that the judiciary stood for upheld fairness and justice.

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“We are happy with the verdict of the Edo 2020 Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed all four petitions challenging our victory.

“With the judgment, we are once again reassured of the impartiality of the judiciary, as they continue to uphold the ethos of equity and the rule of law. We thank the judiciary for standing for truth,” he said.

Obaseki pointed out that the petitions against his victory at the election were motivated by greed, malice and quest to undo a fair and just process, adding that the petitioners deployed all despicable means aimed at thwarting the wishes of Edo people.

“This victory is for Edo People who have always believed in us. We thank the good people of Edo State for believing in us always. We appreciate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the commitment to the development of Edo State.

“I also thank President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring an impartial judiciary to uphold the wishes of the people,” he added.

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