The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, said it was satisfied that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, possessed the requisite educational qualification to contest the last Governorship Election in Osun State.
Ademola Adeleke The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices, nullified as “perverse”, the judgment of an Abuja High Court in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s nomination on the premise that he used forged WAEC Certificate and secured clearance to participate in the Osun gubernatorial election that held on September 22, 2018.
Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in a suit they filed before the election was conducted, alleged that Adeleke made false declarations in the Form CF001, he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Plaintiffs, through their lawyer,
Mr. Bankole Akomolafe alleged that contrary to what was submitted to INEC, Adeleke, did not sit for WAEC examination in 1981 as he claimed since there was nothing like the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination as at then.