Adeleke who is dubbed the ‘Dancing Senator’ has continued to face serious stumbling blocks in his bid to become the governor of Osun State.
Senator Ademola Adeleke
A fresh suit over Senator Ademola Adeleke’s certificate has again been filed against him at an Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo.
The fresh case was filed by two PDP delegates, Olagboye Adedamola and Oyetunji Suredi over the testimonial and statement of result presented by the senator to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which they claimed were fake documents.
The applicants premised their suit on Section 31 (5) and (6) of the Electoral Act 2010 which gave powers to individuals to challenge in court any candidate who they suspected to have presented fake documents or false affidavits to the electoral body.
Adeleke has been embroiled in certificate scandal with two members of the PDP, Rasheed Olatunji and Idowu Oluwaseun going to court to challenge the senator to present his credentials, citing section 177 (d) of the Nigeria constitution. Already, the court presided over by Justice David Oladimeji has fixed final judgment of the case to Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
In the fresh suit, the applicants also dragged to court the PDP, the state Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo and his state executive council members and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
At the hearing of the matter before the state vacation judge, Justice Oladimeji, the plaintiffs asked for an abridged date for the respondents to appear after the service within seven days instead of 21 days to allow them to advertise all their applications in the national dailies.