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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Court orders Sen. Adeleke to present certificate next week amid alleged forgery

Court orders Sen. Adeleke to present certificate next week amid alleged forgery

The Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has ordered Senator
Ademola Adeleke to present his original certificate come Wednesday,
August 1, 2018.

The presiding judge, Justice David Ademola declared that it would be
inequitable not to allow the lawmaker to show his school leaving
certificate to court if he has any.

Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu had
approached the court, claiming that Senator Adeleke did not possess
Certificate as required by Section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution.

The applicants asked the court to set aside the July 21st, 2018 primary election which produced him as the party’s flagbearer.

While ruling on the ex-parte application filed by the two members of
the opposition party on Thursday, Justice Oladimeji explained that
granting the leave to restrain the PDP from presenting Adeleke as its
governorship candidate over his inability to present his certificate may
subject the court to mockery if the Senator presents the certificate

According to the judge, “It will be inequitable not to allow the
respondent to come and show his certificate if he has any but if given
the opportunity to present side of the case, the balance which is
necessary for interlocutory injunction would be adequately considered.”

He explained further that the ex-parte injunction has only seven days
lifespan and that there were still window left open till August 8
according to the affidavits sworn to by the applicants.

He said “being an election matter, it is my conviction that the public
will not be uninterested in the proceedings of this court. Once a matter
is before a court any party cannot take a further step without the
express permission of the court”.

The matter was adjourned till Wednesday, August 1, 2018 for definite hearing.
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