An High Court sitting in Abuja has directed the West African Examination Council to come up with the results recorded in the May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the council for Senator Ademola Adeleke, the People Democratic Party’s (PDP) aspirant for the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
In his ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Justice O. A Musa, specifically ordered the examination body to produce in court the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations.
The plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb had filed a suit seeking Adeleke’s disqualification as the PDP’s candidate for the Osun State governorship election.
He also ordered that WAEC swear an affidavit either denying or confirming that Adeleke, an incumbent senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, sat for the Council’s May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
The court directed that within five days of being served with the enrolled order, the council should present the the ledger and the verifying affidavits.
Senator Adeleke has, however, refuted claims that that he forged his WAEC result, referring to the allegation as lies manufactured by his political enemies.
The first, second and the third defendants in the case include Adeleke, PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, respectively.
An interim injunction against the senator’s candidacy in the imminent governorship race, was file on the 4th of September as an ex parte application.
On September 11, the plaintiffs’ counsel, B.J Komolafe, moved the ex parte application.
Ruling shortly after hearing the lawyer, the judge granted other prayers but refused the applicants’ prayer for restraining order.
The judge refused to grant an order restraining the INEC from recognising or giving effect to Adeleke’s nomination as PDP’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll slated to hold on September 22.