The Edo State Governorship Election Petitions tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, challenging the declaration of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the September 28 poll.

In a  two-hour ruling read by the Chairman of the three-man panel,  Justice Ahmed Badamasi, it upheld the election of Obaseki as Governor of the state.

The petitioners also listed Obaseki, the APC and INEC as the first, second and third respondents in the suit,  which the tribunal heard before it reserved judgment after the parties adopted their final address on April 3.