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Certificate Forgery: Court Disqualifies Adeleke As Osun PDP Guber Candidate

An Abuja High Court has nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun state. The nullification was hinged on the authenticity of his secondary school education.

The court said that while its findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record to show that he actually graduated, as his name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980.

Delivering judgment today, Tuesday,  in the suit filed by two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, Justice Oathman Musa annulled Adeleke’s nomination on the grounds that he, Adeleke, offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates that candidates for the position of Governor must be educated up to secondary school level.

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

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Adeleke’s lawyer, Nathaniel Oke, has meanwhile, 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.”