STOP GALVANIZING OVER COURT JUDGEMENT ON ELIGIBILITY TO CONTEST, PUBLIC COMMENTATOR, DEJI SODEINDE TELLS ADELEKE
The plaintiffs contended that Adeleke did not satisfy the constitutional requirements to contest the Governorship election and among others, urged the court to set aside the outcome of the primary election, alleging that the party’s candidate did not submit his secondary school certificate.
In the suit attached with seven exhibits and a 37-paragraph affidavit, the plaintiffs sought for seven reliefs and asked the court to disqualify Senator Adeleke from contesting the September 22 polls as the governorship candidate of the PDP.
They specifically asked the court to bar Adeleke from the poll “on account of ineligibility, false information and submission of false documents to the INEC as the 4th defendant in the suit’, and urged the court to declare the first runner-up in the PDP primary conducted on July 21, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi as the party’s lawful candidate for the forthcoming governorship election.
Penpushing further reports that, Justice David Oladimeji while declaring Adeleke to contest the governorship election, said that the plaintiff’s Counsel, Mr Olufemi Ayandokun, failed to address the issue of forgery in the originating summons
Sodeinde in his contribution on Penpushing Social media platform, said it was shameful for Adeleke to be celebrating the judgement, and posited that, it would be honourable for him to go back to school and rewrite his Secondary School Certificate Examination
His added, ’And this is where all our Senators need to go and change the law on the minimum qualifications for contesting elections in Nigeria. They need to change it to reflect that at least a pass in one subject is mandatory to run for an office in Nigeria. I don’t think that is too much to ask our lawmakers!’