Counsel for the All Progressive Congress(APC), Chief Akin Olujimi, said on Wednesday, that he was confident that Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, will not win the alleged certificate forgery case filed against him by the party.
“As I always say, when you go to war, you want to win that war. So we came in prepared to do battle and we have done it.
“We expect that we should win, that’s the confidence we have,” he said to journalists after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the matter to January 7.
Obaseki, through his lawyer, Ken Moziah SAN, had closed his defense during the court proceedings on Wednesday.
His defense witnesses had debunked the allegations of forgery levelled against him by the APC.
On his part, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, who presided over the matter ruled that “this matter is adjourned to 7 January for final adoption of written addresses by counsels at 2pm.”
Rasak Isenalumhe stood in for the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had M.A. Bawa as its counsel.
As for Obaseki’s lawyer, Mosiah, he told newsmen that he had done his part to prove the integrity of the governor’s certificates, adding that he expects the judgement of the court to go in his favor.
” We also hope that with the evidence adduced, that at the end, victory will be ours because I think we have done enough to convince the court that our defense is solid and meritorious and then you must be guided by the evidence aduced in court and we hope and believe that that is what the court will do,” he said.
Akelicious earlier reported that the governor had decamped from APC due to a rift with the then party leadership.
He eventually got re-elected on the platform of the PDP.
Among other documents, the governor had tendered his first School Leaving Certificate(1971), Ordinary Level Certificate (1973), and Higher School Certificate (1976), as evidence.