- A state high court has refused to stop Ademola Adeleke's PDP governorship candidate
- The court ruled against a suit filed by two PDP members, Rasheed Olabayo and Idowu Oluwaseun
Justice David Oladimeji of Osun state high court has dismissed the suit seeking to stop Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 primary election.
The suit seeking an order of the court to stop Adeleke as the candidate of the PDP because he did not have the required educational certificate to contest the poll was filed by two PDP members, Rasheed Olabayo and Idowu Oluwaseun.
Justice Oladimeji said that he found out that the first defendant was educated up to secondary school level and that the plaintiffs also admitted this in their affidavit.
He, however, added that the documents submitted by Adeleke contained some serious and damaging irregularities but added that the plaintiffs did not raise the issue of forgery in the origination summon and failed to prove that the documents were forged.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that two delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state 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.
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