The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in last year’s Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has appealed a High Court ruling nullifying his candidacy alongside running mate, Hon. Gani Audu, in the tightly-contested guber race which remains subject of litigation over contended discrepancies in the academic credentials of the declared winner, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
In appeal against the judgement over alleged infractions contained in the documents submitted to INEC by the Deputy Governorship candidate, Hon. Gani Audu. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu asked the court of appeal to set aside judgment of the trial court delivered in suit No. B/358/2020 on the 6th January 2021.
The appeal expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the Edo state high court sitting in Benin City contained in judgment of Honorable Justice Helen A. Courage-Ogbebor.
Among numerous reasons for appeal is that the suit is statute- barred.
Recall that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu had earlier described the ruling as unfortunate and utterly wrong while asking his supporters to remain calm.