The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has reportedly confirmed that Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Saturday’s Osun State gubernatorial election, sat for its examination in 1981.
The examination body confirmed Adeleke’s participation in an affidavit submitted at an FCT high court in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday, The Cable reports.
In the affidavit said to have been sworn to by Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, deputy registrar, head of school examination department, WAEC, confirmed that Adeleke sat for the May/April 1981 Examination at Ede Muslim High School, Osun State.
Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, members of the PDP in Osun, had filed a suit, challenging his candidacy on the grounds that the senator “did not possess his secondary school leaving certificate”.
The certificate is required for an elective position, according to section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution.
The court had asked WAEC to produce Adeleke’s result before the governorship election.