Court dismisses certificate case against Kwara governor

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has dismissed the certificate forgery case filed against Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the claimant insisted he was withdrawing the case.

Justice Adenike Akinpelu struck out the case after a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, who had filed the case, told the court he had indeed presented a notice of withdrawal of the matter.

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Justice Akinpelu said the withdrawal meant that the efforts of one Olusola Olaseinde, who wanted to join the suit, were inconsequential since the original case had been withdrawn.

The governor, who had said that the case was politically motivated and meant to stop him from contesting the March 9 governorship poll, added that the claimant was acting out a script from his political enemies.

The member of the PDP had filed a case alleging that Abdulrazaq did not have the requisite qualifications to run for the office of governor.

It was also gathered that the PDP member withdrew the case after information emerged that the WAEC had since forwarded a confirmation to the court that the governor possesses a genuine certificate from the West African regional examination body headquartered in Accra, Ghana.

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