The Oasis Reporters
September 14, 2018
The legal team of the Osun state PDP gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke has debunked insinuations that there purportedly exists a restraining order on their principal, running in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the State.
Their Press statement sent to our offices reads :
“Our attention has been drawn to widely circulated rumours of an alleged restraining injunction stopping the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognising Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governorship flag bearer of the party at the September polls.
We have copies of the court processes filed by the plaintiffs who are members of the All Progressive Congress, the reliefs they sought and certified true copy of the orders issued by the presiding judge.While the plaintiffs sought many bogus orders, the judge only granted that the case be served on the respondents through substituted means, that the management of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC produce the list of students who sat for the WAEC school certificate examination with the candidate and that hearing be resumed on Wednesday September 19th.
Nowhere in the certified true copy of the order was the candidate restrained from parading himself as the gubernatorial flag bearer and no where was INEC and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP barred from treating Senator Adeleke as the candidate of the PDP for the September 22 polls.
We affirm that Senator Adeleke remains the bonafide candidate of the PDP for the governorship election.
We therefore urge members of the public to disregard any false rumours and fake news. No court has stopped Senator Adeleke as a candidate. Before the law and subsisting judgements, he is qualified and eligible to run for the governorship of Osun state”.