The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had declared that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke was eligible to contest the election.
The court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Agim set aside the judgement of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which which had declared that under Section 177(d) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, Adeleke was ineligible to contest the election.
The Court also awarded N3 million against the plaintiffs who instituted the suit before the Bwari division of the FCT High Court – Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb – who were respondents to the appeals filed by Adeleke and the PDP.
In their separate appeals, Adeleke and PDP had challenged the April 2 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, delivered by Justice Othman Musa, who further declared Adeleke a dropout of the Ede Muslim Grammar School in Ede, Osun State.
The Court of Appeal also held the affidavit evidence of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and result ledger attached to it showing that Adeleke was not a dropout but actually sat for the May 1981 examination of the body at Muslim Grammar School, Ede.