…Dropped out of school a year before exam was written
…How Sen. Adeleke presented testimonial from a school in a state that was non-existent
As citizens across Osun State continue to rejoice over the judgement nullifying the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election, more details have emerged over the forged certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), by the embattled senator.
Though there are several other forgery and fraud cases still hanging on the neck of the PDP Senator, the latest ruling against him is not unconnected with a fake certificate presented to the electoral umpire for his senatorial election and botched gubernatorial attempt in Osun State. Recall the Police in October 2018 in a separate case filed a two count charge against Sen. Adeleke of conspiracy to commit felony and aiding and abetting of Exam Malpractice.
In a case with Suit No FCT/HC/BW/CV/122/2018 filed by Bankole Joel Akomolaf
There are several contradictions in the claims of Adeleke and those by official authorities whose statements were sought by the court. However, chief among the reasons given by the Court for the nullification of his candidacyis that the register of Admission, Progress and Withdrawal 1975 through to 1982 showed that the Senator was admitted in 1975 but showed him to have dropped out of school before 1982. Senator Adeleke dropped out whilst in Form 4 in 1981 Osun Defender learnt.
The Court also restrained INEC from recognizing and or giving effect to Sen. Adeleke’s nomination as the candidate of the PDP to contest the Governorship Election scheduled to take place on the 22nd September, 2018.
Osun Defender had reported in the past, how Sen. Adeleke lied on acquiring a degree and certificate. According to his profile on the National Assembly website, Adeleke has a Diploma in Criminology from Jacksonville State University (JSU) in the United States and graduated in 1986. However, authorities of Jacksonville University in Alabama, United States have confirmed that although Adeleke enrolled for a programme in the school, he did not graduate.