The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has been given five days within which to produce the May/June 1981 secondary school certificate result of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Bwari, Abuja, gave the order to the examination council when the case came up for hearing on Thursday.
The judge, Justice O. A Musa, ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb, specifically ordered the examination body to produce the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]Adeleke, the PDP candidate in the governorship election fixed for September 22, has been accused of forging his WAEC certificate. Adeleke however, denied the allegation saying it was a lie being peddled by his political detractors.[/penci_blockquote]
He also ordered the examination council to swear to an affidavit either denying or confirming that Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, sat for the Council’s May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
The court ordered WAEC to file the ledger and the verifying affidavits within five days of being served with the enrolled order.
Adeleke, the PDP candidate in the governorship election fixed for September 22, has been accused of forging his WAEC certificate. Adeleke however, denied the allegation saying it was a lie being peddled by his political detractors.
The two plaintiffs, Raheem and Habeeb, had filed a suit seeking Adeleke’s disqualification as the PDP’s candidate for the Osun State governorship election.
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The duo joined Adeleke, PDP and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the first, second and the third defendants, respectively.
The plaintiffs had, on September 4, filed their ex parte application dated September 3, seeking, among other prayers, an interim injunction against the senator’s candidacy in the imminent governorship race.
On September 11, the plaintiffs’ counsel, B.J Komolafe, moved the ex parte application.
The judge who ruled shortly after hearing the counsel, granted the plaintiffs’ prayers but refused to grant an order restraining the INEC from recognising or giving effect to Adeleke’s nomination as PDP’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll slated to hold on September 22.
The judge also refused to grant another prayer by the applicants requesting an order directing or mandating Adeleke to show cause on why the court should not disqualify him from contesting the Osun State governorship election.