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Osun 2018: Senator Adeleke Dragged To Court Again Over SSCE Result

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Again, Two PDP Members Challenge Adeleke’s Candidacy

The candidacy of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer in the Sept. 22 governorship election, has once again been challenged by two party members in Osun state.

The suit filed on Monday by Mr. Oyetunji Suredi and Mr. Olagboye Adedamola is coming on the heels of Justice David Oladimeji’s judgment which dismissed a similar suit against Adeleke which was filed by Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu.

In the fresh suit, the plaintiffs are seeking an interlocutory injunction restraining Adeleke from parading himself Osun PDP candidate over alleged forged school certificate.

The suit is also requesting that the court restrains party Chairman, Mr. Soji Adagunodo, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further recognizing the defendant as the candidate of the party.

They are also seeking an order mandating the party chairman and INEC to replace Adeleke’s name with that of the runner-up in the party’s primary, Akin Ogunbiyi.

The plaintiffs alleged that Adeleke had presented a forged document as part of the purported proof of his academic qualifications.

No date has been fixed for the hearing.

Naija News recalls Oladimeji had earlier dismissed a similar case against Adeleke, explaining that the constitution does not require that the defendant succeed in his secondary school examination before he can contest an elective position.

Although the judge in his Aug. 8 judgment held that the documents presented by Adeleke contained damaging errors, he noted that it could be addressed separately since the plaintiffs did not include it in their prayers.

Adeleke had won the primary after he garnered 1,569 votes to beat his closest rival, Ogunbiyi, who polled 1,562.

Source: Naija News

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