President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, from inviting Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, before Saturday’s election.
Police had ordered that Adeleke appears before the force headquarters in Abuja over accusations that he cominted examination malpractice.
The force said Adeleke was involved in a National Examination Council (NECO) exam malpractice in 2017
However, a presidential source told reporters today that Buhari has ordered that IGP not to forge ahead with the invitation till the election is over.
Adeleke is one of the four strong contenders in Saturday’s exercise.
He was summoned few hours after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmed that he sat for its examination in 1981.
The council had informed an FCT high court that Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981, contrary to insinuations that he did not.
Earlier, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, had said charges of examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, and breach of duty had been filed against Adeleke and others at a federal high court in Abuja.