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Osun Election: Court Adjourns Adeleke Certificate Suit Till August 6

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All Parties Involved In Suit Advised To Get Relevant Document Needed For Hearing

The certificate suit involving Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Osun State governorship election, has been adjourned till August 6 by an Osun High Court sitting in Osogbo, on Wednesday.

Justice David Oladimeji, the Presiding Judge, gave the order to enable the parties involved to access the relevant document needed for the hearing.

Two members of the PDP in the state had approached the court alleging that Adeleke, who happens to be PDP flag beaber had not submitted his secondary school leaving certificate.

Recall that Naija News reported that Adeleke was declared the winner in the PDP primary held on July 21 after garnering 1,569 votes to beat his closest rival, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, who polled 1,562.

But the plaintiffs, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, in the suit filed on July 24 sought an interlocutory order setting aside the election of Adeleke, arguing that he did not satisfy the constitutional requirements to contest the governorship election.

Oladimeji, however, urged the counsel to take the interest of the people into considerations in whatever resolutions they reached in order to forestall any erroneous information that may heat up the polity.

Mr Olufemi Ayandokun, the counsel to the plaintiffs, had earlier told the court that his clients were willing to explore amicable avenues of settlement due to the love for the party.

Ayandokun also said that all parties in the suit, especially INEC that was the principal party, had not been served the necessary documents.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Edmund Boriomoni, said the matter before the court was the hearing of a motion on notice concerning an interlocutory injunction.

Boriomoni said that a counter affidavit had been filed to the application against his client with a notice of preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court.

 
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