An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday adjourned ruling on the eligibility of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, to contest as PDP candidate. There are reports that two members of PDP, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, had approached the court that Senator Adeleke does not have certificates as required by Section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution.
The duo of the PDP members told the court to set aside the July 21, 2018 primary election which produced him as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state. Meanwhile, the presiding judge, Justice David Oladimeji explained that granting the leave to restrain the PDP from presenting Adeleke as its governorship candidate over his inability to present his certificate may subject the court to mockery if the Senator thereafter presents the certificate.
However, the plaintiffs in the case, on Wednesday hinted the court on their decision to withdraw the case and settle out of court. The court, however, adjourned to August 6 for hearing of all applications before it.