By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—The Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin has upheld the judgment of the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal which earlier dismissed the petition of Young Democratic Party, YDP, and its governorship candidate, Nurudeen Inwanfero, against the declaration of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, of All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of the September 28, 2016 governorship election in the state.
After hearing argument from counsel to the 3rd respondent (Mr. Godwin Obaseki), the Presiding Judge, Justice J. O. Bada, dismissed the appeal of the YDP and its governorship candidate, against the decision of the election petition tribunal.
YDP had joined as Respondents in the appeal, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, APC and Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Other members of the three-man panel of judges who concurred with the lead judgement are Justices P. M. Ekpe and M. N. Oniyangi.