More trouble as court orders WAEC to produce ledger of Adeleke’s result 10 days to Osun election

More trouble as court orders WAEC to produce ledger of Adeleke’s result 10 days to Osun election

- An Abuja court has mandated WAEC to produce ledger of Senator Ademola Adeleke's result

- Adeleke is PDP governorship candidate for September 22 election in Osun state

- The court also mandated WAEC to either confirm or deny Adeleke's result which he sat for in 1981

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has given an order mandating the West African Examination Council (WAEC), through its director general or any other designated officer of the council to depose to an affidavit over controversy surrounding O'level result of Senator Ademola Adeleke

Nigerian Tribune reports that the court asked WAEC to either confirm or deny that Adeleke who is the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun state, with candidate number 19645/149, sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.

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NAIJ.com gathered that the court also gave an order compelling WAEC through any of its any designated officers, to produce the ledger containing the results of all candidates that sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.

The court gave the order while ruling on an application filed by the duo of Wahab Adekunle Raheem and Adam Omosalewa Habeeb against Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke and two others.

It was gathered that those joined as defendants in the suit are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The court furthr ordered WAEC to serve on all parties in the suit, the copies of the filed affidavit and ledger within five working days of filing same before the court.

The court also made an order abridging the time within which the defendants may enter an appearance and file processes to five days from the day of the service of the originating summons and also granted leave to the defendants to serve Senator Adeleke all originating summons and subsequent processes in the suit by substituted means by serving them on any officer or clerk at the office of the clerk of the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria.

The court, however, refused to grant the order of Interim injunction restraining INEC from recognizing Senator Adeleke as PDP’s candidate for the September 22 election in Osun state pending the hearing of the motion or retraining him from parading himself as the PDP candidate in the forthcoming election.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for the Osun state election, Senator Ademola Adeleke and his rival in the last party's primary, Akin Ogunbiyi, reconciled and agreed to work together for the success of the party in the coming election.

It was reported that this was made possible by the PDP national campaign council for the Osun state gubernatorial election led by Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who announced the breakthrough in Abuja on Wednesday, September 5.

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