Governor Godwin Obaseki’s election has been upheld by the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that sat in Benin on Friday April 14th, 2017.

Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declaring that it lacked merit.

The Tribunal also said that the reliance of the petitioners on the ticking of the name of a prospective voter on the left side of the voters’ register to mark complete accreditation was only an administrative guideline for election officials.

According to the election tribunal, all the witnesses’ evidence only gave credence to the September 26, 2016 election.


Many congratulations to Mr. Governor.