- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members challenging the candidature of Senator Ademola Adeleke are allegedly planning to withdraw suit
- They had approached the court for an interlocutory order setting aside the election of Adeleke as the PDP governorship flag bearer
- The court has adjourned the case to August 6 for the hearing of all applications before it
Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members challenging the candidature of Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke have approached the Osun state high court for a possible withdrawal of the suit.
They had approached the court for an interlocutory order setting aside the election of Adeleke as the PDP governorship flag bearer over alleged non-submission of his secondary school leaving certificate.
Adeleke was declared the winner in the PDP primary held on July 21 after garnering 1,569 votes to beat his closest rival, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, who polled 1,562.
But the plaintiffs argued that he did not satisfy the constitutional requirements to contest the governorship election.
However, when the case came up for hearing at the court, the plaintiffs were reported to have hinted the court on their decision to withdraw the case and settle out of court, Independent reports.
The presiding judge, Justice David Oladimeji, explained that granting the leave to restrain the PDP from presenting Adeleke as its governorship candidate over his inability to present his certificate may subject the court to mockery if the senator thereafter presents the certificate.
The judge consequently adjourned the case to August 6 for the hearing of all applications before it.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke, Osun state PDP gubernatorial candidate, does not have the West African School Certificate and he did not graduate from Jacksonville State University (JSU) in the United states, as he claimed.
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