An Edo State High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election Audu Ganiyu.
This follows prayers by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kadiri Oshoakhemhe in a suit No: B/358/20 filed a case against the APC deputy governorship candidate and two others.
Delivering judgment in Benin City, the presiding judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor, said that Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his Form EC9.
Ganiyu was the running mate of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate in the last governorship election won by Governor Godwin Obaseki PDP.
There are several pre-elecction matters currently going on in many courts between governor Obaseki and the APC candidates. Before the election there were litigations alleging that Audu falsified his certificates.