Senator Ademola Adeleke on Thursday, May 30, said that he has been justified by the ruling of the Court of Appeal which reaffirmed his qualification to contest the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
The ruling of the court delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim blamed the Federal High Court for ignoring the evidence and documents provided by the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) and the school principal of the school attended by Adeleke, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Reacting to the judgement, Olawale Rasheed, the media aide to the senator, in a press statement, said the image of Adeleke has been saved from ‘smear campaign’.
He said: “I am happy to read the judgement which confirmed and established the truth. I forged no certificate or testimonial. I fulfill the constitutional requirements to contest elections.
"I am a law abiding honest politician who is a victim of power mongers who think the way to retain the stolen mandate is to tarnish my image.
“I thank the judiciary for rescuing me and good people of Osun state. The goal of my detractors was to paint me in the worst of the image. Today, I am vindicated.
"I thank the judiciary, the good people of Osun state and God Almighty. I have full confidence that at the Supreme Court, justice will be done. Our stolen mandate will be restored.”
PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Court of Appeal disclosed that the flag bearer of the Adeleke’s certificate proved that he had met the constitutional requirements for the elections.
It should be noted that Adeleke earlier challenged the April 2, 2019 judgment by Justice Othman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s candidacy for the election on the grounds that he was not qualified, having not possessed valid secondary school certificate.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better
Osun Election 2018: I will surely win this election - Senator Adeleke | Legit TV