…Wants all candidates to face competency test.
By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22nd governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Thursday broke his silence over a court action challenging his academic eligibility to contest the governorship seat of the state and it’s attendant public uproar.
Addressing newsmen in his country home in Ede, Osun State, Adeleke who was surrounded by some of his classmates at Ede Muslim Grammar School and multitude of the school Alumni attributed his silence on the matter to his belief in party supremacy and avoidance of what will amount to subjugation as the matter was then already a subject of litigation.
According to him, those questioning his academic eligibility are clearly being mischievous and deceptive adding that he not only graduated from Ede Muslim Grammar School but was a one time President of the Alumni Association of the institution.
Adeleke who lauded the judiciary for upholding the truth despite the pressure involved said with emphasis that he did not forget a certificate or testimonial.
“I also must express my gratitude to the judiciary for upholding the truth despite the pressure. It is now clear and proven that I did not forge any certificate or testimonial, in any case, how can I forge a testimonial that simply attests to the fact of my attendance at the school.”
The gubernatorial hopeful thanked the people of the state for standing by him despite the campaign of calumny targeted at him saying: “I recognize the concerns the electorate will have as to my competence and capabilities to run and rescue our dear Osun State from the mess we have found ourselves at the hands of Aregbesola.
“Every candidate seeking to be governor must be subjected to this competence test and I make bold to say that my records of service and achievements as a senator representing Osun West in just one year will answer the questions and lay your minds at rest.”
He called on members of the party in the state to unite and rally support for him to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State.