The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), says the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election Senator Ademola Adeleke, sat for its examination in 1981.
The council confirmed Adeleke’s participation in an affidavit deposed at an FCT high court in Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Wednesday.
Concise News recalls that PDP members in Osun, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, had filed a suit to challenge Adeleke’s candidacy on the grounds that the senator “did not possess his primary school leaving certificate”.
According to section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution, the certificate is required for an elective position.
The court asked WAEC to produce Adeleke’s result before Saturday’s governorship election.
In the affidavit sworn to by the deputy registrar, head of school examination department, Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, WAEC confirmed Adeleke sat for the May/April 1981 at Ede Muslim High School in Osun state.