First posted by the Nigerian lawyer.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has given an order mandating the West African Examination Council (WAEC), through its Director General or any other designated officer of the council to depose to an affidavit confirming or denying that the Flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke with candidate number 19645/149, sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.
The court also gave an order compelling WAEC through any of its any designated officers, to produce the ledger containing the results of all candidates that sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the council at Ede Muslim High School, Osun state in May/June 1981, within five days of being served the order.
The court gave the order while ruling on an application filed by the duo of Wahab Adekunle Raheem and Adam Omosalewa Habeeb against Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke and two others.
Those joined as defendants in the suit are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Further, the court ordered WAEC to serve on all parties in the suit, the copies of the filed affidavit and ledger within five working days of filing same before the court.
The court also made an order abridging the time within which the defendants may enter an appearance and file processes to five days from the day of the service of the originating summons and also granted leave to the defendants to serve Senator Adeleke all Originating Summons and subsequent processes in the suit by substituted means by serving them on any officer or clerk at the Office of the Clerk of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The court, however, refused to grant the order of Interim injunction restraining INEC from recognizing Senator Adeleke as PDP’s candidate for the September 22 election in Osun state pending the hearing of the motion or retraining him from parading himself as the PDP candidate in the forthcoming election.