Edo poll: Ize-Iyamu appeals tribunal ruling, Obaseki files cross appeal

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have filed a notice of appeal against the judgement of state election petitions tribunal.

This‎ is just as the All Progressives Congress and its candidate in the 2016 poll, Godwin Obaseki, have filed a cross appeal challenging a section the tribunal’s judgement.

Listed as first to third respondents in the 41-ground appeal of Ize-Iyamu and the PDP are the Independent National Electoral Commission, Obaseki and the APC.
No date, however, has been fixed to hear the appeal.

The tribunal had in a ruling delivered by the Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Ahmed Badamasi, on April 14,  2017, dismissed the petition of the PDP and its candidate for lack of merit and affirmed the declaration of Obaseki as INEC as winner of the poll.

But the appellants faulted the judgement, which they claimed was against the weight of evidence and urged the court to allow the appeal.