2019: Osun Central PDP Candidate, Olaoluwa Faces Disqualification Suit

A suit seeking the disqualification of the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for the Osun Central Senatorial District has been filed before the Federal High Court in Osogbo . The plaintiff in the suit , Ibraheem Khalid of Ward 7 , Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun State , alleged that the PDP senatorial candidate…”
Yusuf
January 24, 2019 8:57 am

A suit seeking the disqualification of the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for the Osun Central Senatorial District has been filed before the Federal High Court in Osogbo .

The plaintiff in the suit , Ibraheem Khalid of Ward 7 , Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun State , alleged that the PDP senatorial candidate , Ganiyu Olaoluwa , lacked the requisite academic qualification to stand for election .

Khalid, in the suit , claimed that Olaoluwa did not attend Ikosi High School, Lagos State , between 1982 -1988 , contrary to the information he allegedly supplied to the Independent National Electoral Commission

“ From the records available in the school, the individual in question , Ganiyu Ayobami Olaoluwa , was not sighted in the school’ s register , most especially between the years 1982 and 1988 as claimed by him, ” Khalid averred in the affidavit supporting his suit .
The defendants in the suit are Olaoluwa and INEC .

The plaintiff is praying for a court order , “ disqualifying the 1 st defendant from contesting the election as a candidate to the Senate for Osun Central Senatorial District scheduled to hold on February 16 , 2019 .”

The court is yet to fix a date to hear the suit .

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