Davido’s Uncle, Sen. Ademola Adeleke Drags To Court For Not Owning a WAEC Certificate

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Senator Ademola Adeleke who the uncle to Nigerian musician, Davido
may forfeit his ambition to become Governor of Osun state after being
trailed by certificate scandal. The Osun PDP’s governorship candidate,
Sen. Ademola Adeleke, has been dragged to court by some aggrieved
members of the party for alleged non-possession of primary school
certificate. The members are seeking that the court grants an interim
order to set aside results of the governorship election that produced
Adeleke.

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The plaintiffs are also asking the court to grant an order restraining the
PDP from presenting Adeleke’s name to the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) for the September 22nd governorship
poll.
When the case came up for mention on Wednesday, July 25, the
counsel for the applicants, Mr Mathew Ayandokun, prayed the court for
an interim order setting aside the election of Adeleke. He also asked
the court to stop the INEC from accepting his nomination as the party’s
flag bearer.
Ayandokun after the court hearing told journalists that his clients were
challenging Adeleke in court because he does not possess and has not
produced his school leaving certificate. Adeleke’s lawyer, Mr Edmond
Biri-Omoni, however, debunked the allegations. Biri-Omoni, while
addressing journalists insisted that his client has a certificate. He
added that it will be proper for him and his client to be put on notice
and served with the necessary papers before coming to court.
Justice David Oladimeji adjourned ruling on the application till
Thursday, July 26. Adeleke, a lawmaker representing Osun West
district in the National Assembly during the primary held on Saturday,
July 21 polled a total of 1,569 votes to beat his closest rival Dr Akin
Ogunbiyi who scored 1,562 votes.

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