The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, sat for its examination in 1981.
The council confirmed Adeleke’s participation in an affidavit deposed at an FCT High C in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday. Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, PDP members in Osun, had filed a suit challenging Adeleke’s candidacy on the grounds that the senator, “did not possess his waec certificate.
WAEC certificate is required for an elective position, according to section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution. The court asked WAEC to produce Adeleke’s result before the Saturday election.
In the affidavit sworn to by Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, deputy registrar, head of school examination department,WAEC on Wednesday confirmed Adeleke sat for the May/April 1981 examination at Ede Muslim High School in Osun state.