Court cancels Senator Ademola Adeleke participation in Osun state election

Federal high court in Abuja nullifies Ademola Adeleke participation in Osun state election

The verdict of the court declares that he was not fit due to the forged certificate.

Justice Oathman Musa of the high court situated in the Bwari area of Abuja nullified the participation of Senator Ademola Adeleke the PDP candidate participation in the gubanatorial election conducted September 2018, due to forgery of certificates.

Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, in 2018 just few days to the governorship election in Osun State had taken Ademola Adeleke to court, accusing him of not possessing the required educational qualification (secondary school certificate) to contest for the office of a governor.

They had prayed the court to disqualify Senator Adeleke’s participation in the Sept 22 governorship election in the state due to the fact that he does not possess the required educational qualification.

While delivering the judgement Justice Musa annulled Adeleke’s nomination due to the fact that Adeleke had offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended.

The section states that any candidate for the position of governor must possess secondary school level education.

According to Justice Musa, the findings by the court showed that Adeleke had entered secondary school in the year 1976, and there was no record showing that he graduated as his name was no longer existed in the school’s register from 1980.

Justice Oathman Musa further stated that the result Senator Adeleke attached to his form CF001 which he had submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was fake (forged), as it was found to be different from the one presented by the principal of Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State to the court.

In the meantime , Senator Adeleke’s lawyer Nathaniel Oke (SAN) has faulted the judgment of Justice Musa on the grounds that the judge erred in law by going out of his way to source for evidence to arrive at his “unjust conclusion”.

He also submitted that the court had erred especially when it ignored WAEC evidence that Senator Adeleke was educated up to Secondary School level as required by law.

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