The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hinted that it will proceed to the Court of Appeal to oppose the dismissal of its certificate forgery case it filed against Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State.
The APC gave the hint in a statement signed by Chis Azebanwan, Publicity Secretary of the Edo APC chapter, on Saturday in reaction to the ruling.
According to Justice Mohammed, the plaintiffs relied on the photocopied document presented by Governor Obaseki without getting in touch with the university to verify the authenticity of the said certificate.
He stated that no iota of truth was brought before the court by the plaintiffs who alleged forgery, saying it was a criminal matter, but the claimants were unable to prove their case.
The judge held that the Deputy Registrar (Legal) of the University of Ibadan had given evidence in the suit that the university duly issued the certificate to Governor Obaseki.
He noted that the governor was duly and properly admitted to study Classics which was later renamed Classical Studies in 1976 and graduated in 1979.
According to Justice Mohammed, the plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Governor Obaseki.;
But according to the APC, the judgment does not signify “the end of the road” in its legal battle against Governor Obaseki.
“We thank God also for granting all the lawyers and the judge very good health with which they all contributed to bringing the whole litigation process to this interesting stage. It is not the end of the road,” the statement read.