- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun has again dragged Senator Ademola Adeleke to court in Osogbo
- This time, the PDP is asking a Federal High Court in the state to ascertain the authenticity of Adeleke's academic documents
- The party's counsel, Seyi Oyagbile, said that if the documents are fake, he should not have been considered as governorship candidate from the onset
Recently, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been in a list of troubles especially after the gubernatorial election held in the state.
Adeleke was on Wednesday, May 15, dragged to a Federal High Court in Osogbo, the state capital by one Ajayi Shuaib for PDP members, Daily Trust reports.
In the suit, Shuaib asked the court to ascertain the authenticity of the certificate presented by Adeleke to the Independent National Electoral Commission for the election.
The suit, which was tagged FHC/OS/CS/16/2019, mentions PDP and INEC as second and third respondents.
The prosecuting counsel Seyi Oyagbile told the court that section 182(1)(J) of the constitution, “specifically states: a) provided that a candidate must present a certificate to INEC."
Oyagbile also prayed the court for an interpretation of section 182(1)(J) of the constitution in the case of the documents presented by Adeleke as his academic qualification to INEC.
He went on to say that if the court proves that the Adeleke's documents are fake, then he should not have been adjudged as a lawful candidate of the PDP in the first place.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adeleke had told the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja that his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to secure clearance for election, is authentic.
He said on Tuesday, May 14, that he never forged the certificate as alleged by his opponents. Legit.ng gathered that Adeleke insisted at the appellate court that the certificate attached to his nomination form CF 001 was lawfully issued to him and as confirmed by WAEC in its affidavit evidence submitted to the Federal Capital (Territory FCT) High Court.
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