The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has told the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja that Mr. Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Osun State governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, sat for its examination in 1981 but failed woefully with F9 in English.
WAEC disclosed this in a court filing which it made in compliance with an order issued by Justice Othman Musa on September 11.
In the results attached to the documents filed by WAEC, Adeleke was listed as number 149 out of the 221 candidates that sat for the May/June 1981 examinations of the Council at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State.
Besides doing poorly in English, the results showed that it was the only subject he sat for, failing for undisclosed reasons to sit for other registered subjects which included Mathematics, Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge and Geography.
He also did not sit for Economics and Biology.
The court had directed WAEC to produce Adeleke’s results in a ruling on an ex parte application by two plaintiffs, Mr. Wahab Raheem and Mr. Adam Habeeb.
The plaintiffs are pushing to disqualify Mr. Adeleke as they alleged that he does not have the minimum requirement prescribed by law to vie for the office of the governor of a state.
Justice Musa had in the ruling ordered the examination body to produce in court the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations.
Mr. Adeleke, who is the candidate of the PDP in the governorship poll, had been accused of forging his WAEC certificate.
He had denied the allegation, saying it was a lie being peddled by his political enemies.