Audu Ganiyu, the running mate of Ize-Iyamu has been hit hard by the court for presenting a false certificate to INEC.
Osagie Ize-Iyamu's running mate, Audu Ganiyu has been disqualified by the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday.
His candidature as the running mate of Ize-Iyamu has been voided by the court after he was found to have presented a false certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission in the September 19, 2020 governorship election.
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kadiri Oshoakhemhe, had 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 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 of the Peoples Democratic Party.