SWITZERLAND, MAY 30 – The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgement of a Bwari, Abuja High Court invalidating Senator Ademola Adeleke’s eligibility to contest for the September 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun State.
In their appeal, the PDP and Adeleke had challenged the April 2, 2019 judgment by Justice Othman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s candidacy for the election on the grounds that he was not qualified, having not possessed valid secondary school certificate.
The judgment by Justice Musa was in the suit by two chieftains of the APC, Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, who claimed that Adeleke was not qualified, under Section 177 of the Constitution to contest the governorship election.
The duo had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State dragged Adeleke to court, accusing him of not possessing the requisite educational qualification (secondary school certificate) to contest for the office of governor.
They prayed the court for an order to disqualify Adeleke from participating in the Sept 22 governorship election in the state on the grounds that he does not possess the requisite educational qualification.