The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has confirmed that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Saturday governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, sat for examination in 1981.
In a filing before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari, Abuja in compliance with an order issued by Justice Othman Musa on September 11, the exams body attached Mr Adeleke’s results.
In the results attached to the documents filed by WAEC, Mr Adeleke was listed as number 149 out of the 221 candidates that sat for the May/June 1981 examinations of the council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
The results showed that he sat for only English Language in which he had F9, and failed to sit for other registered subjects. Thus, Mathematics, Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge, Geography, Economics and Biology.
The judge had directed WAEC to produce Adeleke’s results in a ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb.
Mr Musa had specifically ordered the examination body to produce in court the ledger containing results of Mr Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations.
He also ordered WAEC to swear to an affidavit either denying or confirming that Mr Adeleke, an incumbent senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, sat for the Council’s May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
The court ordered that WAEC should file the ledger and the verifying affidavits within five days of being served with the enrolled order.
The court also ordered both the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission to show cause within five days from the day of service of the originating summons” why they should not be stopped from recognising Mr Adeleke’s candidacy.
Mr Adeleke who is the candidate of the PDP in the governorship poll was accused of forging his WAEC certificate.