Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, has said that he did not need his West African Senior School Examination result to gain admission into a university in the United States.
He said this in Ede after the dismissal of the suit filed before Justice David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court challenging his eligibility to contest the election.
Adeleke said he sat for and passed the university’s qualifying test and did not need a WAEC result. He also explained that hit was verifiable that he indeed attended the Ede Muslim Grammar School as he was a popular sportsman during his days.
“We all went to school and we know that some results would not be released. But they may release the remaining results tomorrow. Who knows? After I sat for the exams, my mind was in the US. The university I attended did not need our qualification from here. I say for their qualifying exam,” he said.
Adeleke said he had chosen to remain silent about the suit because he respected his party and felt the court would do justice do the matter.
“I chose to remain quiet since the conclusion of the governorship primary for two reasons; first it is my unchanged belief in party supremacy and utmost respect for the leadership of our great party.
“The second reason is because the issue of my qualification and eligibility as a governorship candidate has been a subject of litigation until yesterday. Now that a judicial pronouncement confirming my qualification and eligibility to contest has been made, the time is now right to speak on the matter.
“For the records, let me reiterate the obvious and easily verifiable fact that I attended the Ede Muslim Grammar School between 1979 and 1981, my schoolmates are everywhere, and some are even here with me. While in school, I was a lover of football, so I was very popular. I was elected the president of the alumni association of this same school until recently,” he added.