Chief Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory in the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Saturday dismissed the case as Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that 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.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in the state blamed Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the mastermind behind the case, saying the former Edo state governor is hell-bent on distracting the governor from fulfilling his electoral promises to the people of the state.
Idahosa, who compared Oshiomhole to outgoing US President, Donald Trump said rather than repent from his ways, he is confident that Oshiomhole will continue to devise other ways to cause tension in the state.
He said “I am not a lawyer but as a layman, I knew all the while that there was nothing in the case and it is futile. I wasn’t expecting any surprise.
I want to congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki, the PDP, and the good people of Edo state. I also want to congratulate the judiciary for standing on the side of justice. Adams Oshiomhole is the cause of all these problems and tension in the state”.
“He has been telling people several lies. During the governorship election, he was bragging that Obaseki will not be reelected, that he was going to use federal might to remove him from office. A lot of people fell for that lies and at the end of the day, over 42 people resigned from Obaseki’s cabinet few days to the election”.
“I think our people will learn their lessons now that Oshiomhole is only concerned about his ego but care less about the welfare of Edo people. He has distracted Governor Obaseki enough but we thank God that the judgment has proven that the governor went to a proper school. All his certificates are genuine.
At least, Obaseki can now focus on his electoral promises. Those trying to distract him will not succeed. I know Oshimhole will come up with something else because his boys are already saying that Oshiomhole does not deal with ordinary judges and that he is a megastar in court. My advice to them is that they should go and prepare for 2024 and wait for a free and fair election” he said.
“It is very important that Edo people now know who Oshiomhole is. He is a very desperate and dangerous politician”.