If the application of Akinwale Olaniyi and Akinjide Monsuru, are considered by the Court and granted, the Osun West Senatorial district representative, Senator Ademola Adeleke, stands to be disqualified and stripped of his entitlements, and as well refund salaries he has previously collected as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
On Friday, April 26, the duo of Olaniyi and Monsuru submitted a suit at the Abuja Federal High Court, asking that Senator Adeleke should be restrained from parading himself as the lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district in the National Assembly.
In the suit filed in pursuant to Section 65(2)(a) of the 1999 Constitution, and sequel to the judgment of a High Court sitting in Bwari, on April 2, 2019, the Claimants also prayed for an order of the court to direct the lawmaker to refund all salaries, allowances, and other emoluments he had received as a senator.
Platinum.ng had earlier reported that Justice Musa had on Tuesday, April 2, nullified Adeleke’s nomination on the grounds that he offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
The section stipulates that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to the secondary school level. While the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record to show that he actually graduated as his name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980.
The High Court Judge further stated that the result Adeleke attached to his form CF001 which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was fake, as it was found to be different from the one presented to the court by the principal of Ede Muslim High School, Ede in Osun State.
However, Adeleke’s lawyer Nathaniel Oke SAN faulted the judgment of Justice Musa on the grounds that the judge erred in law, by going out of his way to source for evidence to arrive at his “unjust conclusion”.
In the light of these, Olaniyi and Monsuru are demanding that the Federal High Court directs INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Senator Adeleke and get back his paid entitlements from start to finish.
See details of the suit below: