Osun 2019: Court Orders WAEC To Produce Ademola Adeleke’s Certificate

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Again, there is fire on the mountain as an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari, has ordered the West African Examination Council, (WAEC), to produce  the result it recorded for the Osun State PDP guber candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the May/June 1981 examination. The court, in a ruling delivered by Justice Othman Musa, directed WAEC to depose an affidavit, to either deny or confirm that Adeleke who is currently representing  the Osun West Senatorial District sat for the Examinations conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State in 1981. It equally said the examination body should file the ledger containing results of Ademola and the mates that wrote the examinations  same year , and to also swear to an affidavit, within five days of being served with the enrolled order dated September 11.


 The order followed an ex-parte motion that was filed by two plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb. The plaintiffs had through their lawyer, Mr. B.J. Komolafe filed a suit to challenge Adeleke’s eligibility to contest the Osun State governorship election billed for September 22. Equally joined as 2nd and 3rd Defendants in the suit marked FCT/HC/BW/CV/122/2018 were the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

Meantime, aside granting leave to the plaintiffs to serve the court processes on Adeleke through the Clerk of the Senate, the court declined to restrain INEC from recognizing or giving effect to the 1st Defendant’s nomination as the governorship candidate of the PDP for the Osun poll. Justice Musa adjourned the case till September 19 for hearing, even as he ordered the embattled lawmaker to appear before him and show cause why the court should not disqualify him from contesting the Osun State Governorship Election. ‘That the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of 21, Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria through its Director General or any other designated officer of the council is hereby ordered to depose to an affidavit confirming or denying that the 1st Defendant in this suit, named Adeleke Ademola, Candidate No. 19645/149 sat for the Senior Secondary SchooI Certificate Examination in May/June, 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School situated at P. 0. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, State Of Osun, and to file same before this Honourable Court within five (5) working days of being served with the order. That the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of 21, Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria through its Director General or any other designated officer of the council is hereby ordered to serve on all the parties to this suit with the said copies of the affidavit and the ledger under reference in prayers vi & vii above within five (5) working days of filing. “That the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Of 21, Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria through its Director General or any other designated officer of the council is hereby directed to produce the ledger containing the results of all the candidates who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June, 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School situated at P. 0. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, Osun State’. Justice Othman Musa stated. Guber election is slated to hold in the state on the 22nd of September and Ademola Adeleke is the PDP candidate.