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Damage control! Buhari reportedly orders IGP to halt Adeleke’s invitation

Damage control! Buhari reportedly orders IGP to halt Adeleke's invitation

Apparently jolted by the backlash, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to halt the invitation of the Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Channels Television is reporting that, a source from the presidency who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development on Wednesday.

The Police had earlier today invited Senator Adeleke to appear at its headquarters to answer questions bordering on allegations of Examination Malpractice, Criminal Conspiracy, Impersonation, Breach of Duty, Aiding and Abetting against him.

This followed confirming by WAEC, in response to a court ruling, that Adeleke truly sat for its exams.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, had in a statement ,summoned Adeleke and four others namely; Mr. Sikiru Adeleke, Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr. Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr. Dare Olutope (School Teacher who facilitated the commission of the crime) to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja immediately for arraignment in court.

However, according to the source, Buhari reportedly ordered that Adeleke not be invited until after Saturday’s election.

The Senator will on Saturday compete with Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party (ADP); Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), for the Osun governorship seat.

 

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