BREAKING: WAEC Clears Air On Adeleke’s Qualification

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has put to rest claims in some quarters that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 Osun gubernatorial election, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, has not school certificate.

The exams body on Wednesday in Abuja said Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981.

WAEC made the confirmation in its response to an order made on September 11 by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Bwari, Abuja, directing it to produce Adeleke’s result.

In its affidavit sworn to by Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, a Deputy Registrar, Head of School Examination Department, WAEC, said Adeleke sat for the May/April 1981 at Ede Muslim High School, Yidi Road, Ede, with Centre Number: 19645 and Candidate Number 149.

In the affidavit filed in compliance with the order of Justice Othman Musa

According to the exams body, Senator Adeleke sat for only English Language and was absent from the other subjects.

Plaintiffs Wahaab Raheem and Adam Habeeb of the APC had approached the Abuja High Court asking it to disqualify Adeleke from participating in the September 22 governorship election on the grounds that he lacks the requisite qualification.

The two in their application claimed that the PDP candidate did not sit for the WAEC Examination in 1981 because the senior secondary school certificate had not been introduced by 1981.

They also argued that the National Examination Council (NECO) Examination, Adeleke claimed he sat for could not be genuine because NECO was not in existence when he claimed he sat for the exam.

Justice Musa in his previous ruling ordered the senator to appear before the court to show cause why he should not be disqualified from the election.

The matter has been adjourned to September 25.

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