OSUN GUBER: PDP members intensify battle to stop Adeleke from contesting
It is not yet uhuru for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke for the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
Two members of the party in the state have approached an Osogbo High Court to stop him from contesting the election.
The suit was filed on Monday by Mr Oyetunji Suredi and Mr Olagboye Adedamola.
It would be recalled that Justice David Oladimeji, a High Court judge had dismissed another suit challenging Adeleke’s candidacy recently.
The judge, who said there was evidence that Adeleke was educated up to Secondary School level, however faulted the statement of result tendered by the candidate, saying it is fraught with errors.
Justice Oladimeji however dismissed the suit saying forgery of the result is not part of the issues the Plaintiffs brought before the court.
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Bearing that in mind, in the fresh suit, the plaintiffs are seeking an interlocutory injunction restraining Adeleke from parading himself as the candidate of Osun State PDP over alleged school certificate forgery.
They are also asking the court to make an order to restrain the state’s party Chairman, Mr Soji Adagunodo, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further recognising the defendant as the candidate of the party.
The plaintiffs are also praying the court for an order mandating Adagunodo and INEC to replace Adeleke’s name with that of Akin Ogunbiyi, the runner-up in the party’s primary.
The plaintiffs allege that Adeleke had presented a forged document as part of the purported proof of his academic qualifications.
No date has been fixed for hearing.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews….
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