PDP delegates file fresh suit against Adeleke over alleged certificate forgery

PDP delegates file fresh suit against Adeleke over alleged certificate forgery

- Two delegates of Osun PDP has filed a fresh suit against governorship aspirant, Ademola Adeleke

- The delegates are asking the court to declare the first runner-up in the PDP primary conducted on July 21 as the lawful candidate

Two delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state have filed a fresh suit against Senator Ademola Adeleke, who emerged as the governorship candidate of the party.

The delegates, Olagboye Adedamola and Oyetunji Suredi filed the suit on Tuesday at the Osun State High Court in Osogbo over the testimonial and statement of result presented by the lawmaker to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which they claimed were fake documents.

Channels TV reports that the applicants premised their suit on Section 31 (5) and (6) of the Electoral Act 2010 which gave powers to individuals to challenge in court, any candidate who they suspected to have presented fake documents or false affidavits to the electoral body.

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The delegates also filed a suit against INEC, PDP, the state chairman of the party, Soji Adagunodo, and the State Executive Council members.

At the hearing of the matter before the state vacation judge, Justice Oladimeji, the plaintiffs asked for an abridged date for the respondents to appear after the service within seven days, instead of 21 days and the court order to allow them to advertise all their applications in the national dailies.

The new suit attached with seven exhibits and a 37-paragraph affidavit, the plaintiffs sought for seven reliefs and asked the court to disqualify Senator Adeleke from contesting the September 22 poll as the PDP candidate.

They specifically asked the court to bar the lawmaker from the poll “on account of ineligibility, false information, and submission of false documents” to INEC, the fourth defendant in the suit.

They are asking the court to declare the first runner-up in the PDP primary conducted on July 21, Akin Ogunbiyi, as the party’s lawful candidate in the election.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Osun state Coalition for Good Governance has chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in the state over the submission of Senator Ademola Adeleke’s name as its candidate for the September 22 governorship election.

The group aired its grievances via its director of media and publicity, Akin Akinsode, during a chat with newsmen.

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Source: Naija.ng

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