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Petitions against my re-election motivated by greed, malice, says Obaseki

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended the judiciary for living up to its responsibility as the last hope of the common man and even the privileged.

The governor said this in reaction to the judgement delivered by the state election petition tribunal yesterday.

The Tribunal had in a unanimous decision dismissed the petitions filed against Obaseki’s victory at the September 19 governorship election by the Action Democratic Party.

The governor made his reaction known in a video shared on his official Facebook page today.

He described the judgment as another testament that the judiciary in Nigeria upholds fairness and justice.

Obaseki’s noted that petitions against his victory were motivated by greed and malice.

He said, “We are very happy with the verdicts of the Edo 2020 governorship election petition tribunal which dismissed all four petitions challenging our victory in the September 19, 2020 polls. This is yet another testament that the judiciary in Nigeria upholds fairness and justice.

“With the judgement at the tribunal today, we are once again reassured of the impartiality of the judiciary, as they continue to uphold the ethos of equity and rule of law.

“We cannot thank the judiciary enough for standing for the truth.

“The petitions against our victory at the election were clearly motivated by greed, malice and a quest to undo a fair and just process, by deploying despicable means aimed at thwarting the wish of Edo people.

“This victory is a victory for Edo people who have always believed in us. We want to thank them for believing in us,” he said.

The governor while appreciating his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, “for ensuring an impartial judiciary, which upholds the wishes of the people.”

 

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