This Is Certainly Not The Best Of Time For ‘Ade Dancer’
The word, Ambition, has been variously described. But one of the definitions, simply put, says it is “a strong desire to do or achieve something”. We all at one time or the other, and even always, have ambitions to become something higher than our present station. And that’s what differentiates us as human from other creations. In other words, other creations grow or develop instinctually as embedded in them by nature. Young animals grow to become mothers by instinct; the lava or pupa, as we were taught in high schools, grow to become butterflies while the maggots develop to become houseflies, not because they deliberately want it so, but because nature or God has destined them so. However, in the case of humans, we’ve been endowed with innate power of choice to become or not to become what we wish in life. This is why society has laid down the routes or rules to these heights. Neglecting these routes for illegality has damning consequences. My erstwhile boss in the Nigerian Security Organisation, NSO, the precursor to the present Directorate of State Security, Mr. Jacob Oyedele (an Iragbiji indigene) of blessed memory, told me in our then Ilesha office where we both served in the very early 80s, that good as being ambitious is, being Inordinately Ambitious, has very dire consequences.
The Yoruba adage becomes apt here: “Ojo gbogbo ni t’ole, ojo kansoso ni t’olohun”, meaning that the long hands of the Law will definitely catch up with the habitual thief. The Dancing Senator had it going for him culminating in him becoming a Senator of the federal republic probably because the law at that time seemed to have looked other way. But this time, he has, overstretched his luck and the long arm of the law is gradually, but certainly, moving closer on him. I think becoming Governor is the least of his concerns now…but the ubiquitous four walls of the bars of Kirikiri, Kuje, Gashua, Agodi or Ilesha.
I have interacted with quite a number of people both on the social media and also on one-on-one. The general consensus is that the Senator presently representing Osun West Senatorial District in the national assembly has totally crossed his criminal boundary with all the substantiated allegations of forgery against him, which might not have come to the open if he hadn’t made attempts to contest the 2018 gubernatorial election in the State. They contend that his problem is now beyond the coveted seat, which we believe the Appeal Court which sat on Wednesday in Abuja will validate the election of Mr. Gboyega Oyetola. They say that the criminal act of forgery is definitely his albatross, which qualifies him, according to law, for conviction…if only to serve as deterrence to others of his ilk.
Below is one of the arguments:
“REASONS SENATOR ADEMOLA ADELEKE MUST BE JAILED FOR PERJURY AND FORGERY”
The School Testimonial Certificate attached by Senator Ademola Adeleke to his INEC Governorship Nomination Form (C.F. 001) was unfounded, fake and forged. The Certificate was dated as issued on 20th July, 1988 under the letter head of “Ede Muslim Grammar School. P. O. Box 6, Ede, Osun State of Nigeria” The naked Truth is that Osun State had not been created in 1988, but was later created by The Military Government of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda on the 27th day of August, 1991.
The proof of academic qualification attached by Senator Ademola Adeleke to his INEC Governorship Nomination Form (C.F. 001) which bears the title “Statement of Result” for May/June 1981 dated 24th July, 2018 issued by “Ede Muslim High School of P. O. Box 6, Yidi road, Ede. Osun State” was *signed by the same Principal, who issued the “School Testimonial Certificate” of 20th July, 1988*. It is absolutely impossible under the Public Service Rules in Nigeria for the same person who was Principal in 1988 to still be the same holder of the Office in 2018 *(Thirty – 30 Years Interval: 1988 – 2018)*
The Statement of Result attached by Senator Ademola Adeleke to his INEC Governorship Nomination Form (C.F. 001) affirmed that he sat for Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) in 1981 with Candidate Number – 19645/149 and scored F9 in English language while the results for the eight (8) other subjects he sat for were recorded to be *”PENDING”* WHEREAS the statement of result presented by the School Principal of Ede Muslim High School before the High Court of The Federal Capital Territory in the Abuja Judicial Division at Court 13, Bwari Abuja before his Lordship: Hon. Justice O. A. Musa was recorded that Senator Ademola Adeleke scored F9 in English Language and eight (8) other subjects were recorded as *”CANCELLED as he was absent”*. The School Principal attested before the Court any other Statement of Result apart from the one he presented did not emanate from Ede Muslim High School. It is also obvious that there was nothing like Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) in 1981, as what was obtainable then was West African School Certificate (WASC)
The Statement of Result attached by Senator Ademola Adeleke to his INEC Governorship Nomination Form (C.F. 001) affirmed that he sat for Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) in 1981 with Candidate Number – 19645/149 organized by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and another examination organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) in the same 1981 when it is *Public Knowledge that NECO was established through a Military Decree in April 1999 under the Military Government of General AbdulsalamiAbubakar, the then Head of State*
Senator Ademola Adeleke presented False and Forged Information/Documents to INEC under Oath so as to deceive the general public about his academic qualification, he has contravened the extant law governing the Election and Oath taking in Nigeria. Forgery, false declaration and Perjury is a criminal offence in Nigeria
The bone of contention is not whether, Senator Ademola Adeleke wrote WAEC in 1981 or NOT. What is begging for answer in the court of Public Opinion is the guilt of Forgery of Statement of Result and School Testimonial Certificate established by the Law Court Senator Ademola Adeleke attached to his INEC Nomination Forms for the *Office of the Senator for Osun West Senatorial District (2017) and Governor of Osun State (2018)*. This established and settled case of Perjury and Forgery of Ede Muslim Grammar School Document is distinctly different from the ongoing trial Senator Ademola Adeleke is facing over 2017 NECO Examination Malpractice at Ojo – Aro Community Grammar School in Egbedore LGA of Osun State.
*Courtesy: The Osun Change Ambassadors*