Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), within the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State.
Adeleke, who represents Osun West Senatorial District on the National Assembly was the PDP’s candidate within the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State had dragged Adeleke to court docket, accusing him of not possessing the requisite instructional qualification (secondary school certificates) to contest for the workplace of governor.
They prayed the court docket for an order to disqualify Adeleke from taking part within the Sept 22 governorship election within the state on the grounds that he doesn’t possess the requisite instructional qualification.
Delivering judgment within the go well with Tuesday, Justice Musa annulled Adeleke’s nomination on the grounds that Adeleke offended part 177 of the 1999 structure as amended. The part stipulated that candidates for the place of governor have to be educated as much as secondary school stage.
According to Justice Musa, whereas the court docket’s findings confirmed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no document to point out that he truly graduated as his identify was now not seen within the school’s register from 1980.
Justice Musa additional said that the consequence Adeleke connected to his type CF001 which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was pretend, because it was discovered to be completely different from the one introduced to the court docket by the principal of Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State.
Meanwhile, Adeleke’s lawyer Nathaniel Oke SAN has faulted the judgment of Justice Musa on the grounds that the decide erred in regulation by going out of hiy approach to supply for proof to reach at his “unjust conclusion”.
He submitted that the court docket erred significantly when it ignored WAEC proof that Adeleke was educated as much as Secondary School stage as required by regulation.
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