The Osun State High Court has rejected the prayers of applicants seeking court order to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from presenting Senator Ademola Adeleke to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the candidate of the party.
Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu prayed the court to stop PDP from presenting Adeleke to INEC as candidate of the party for the September 22nd 2018.
In the ex-parte application, the duo claimed that Adeleke did not possess secondary school certificate as required by Section 177 (d) of the 1999 constitution and that he is not fit to contest the election.
While ruling on the application, Justice David Oladimeji said he could not grant such prayer without given opportunity to Adeleke to respond to the application.
The judge said granting such prayer may subject the court to embarrassment if the Senator presents his certificate eventually. Justice Oladimeji adjourned the matter till Wednesday, August 1, 2018.