Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‘s candidate for the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 1981, the examination body has said.
According to Punch, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) made this known in an affidavit deposed at an FCT high court in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Adeleke had been declared wanted by the police for alleged examination malpractice, personation, among others.
The police had said Adeleke and his brother registered and sat for the National Examination Council (NECO) Examination in 2017 as internal candidates, impersonating students of the school at the ages of 57 and 42 years respectively.
President Muhammadu Buhari had also reportedly directed the police not to invite the senator until after the elections on Saturday.
Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb had filed a suit challenging Adeleke’s results.
The judge had asked WAEC to confirm or deny Adeleke’s participation in the exams.
In an affidavit deposed to by the Deputy Registrar/Head of School Examination Department, WAEC, Henry Sunday Adewunmi Osindeinde, WAEC confirmed that Adeleke sat for the May/June 1981 at Ede Muslim High School, Yidi Road, Ede.
The result showed that Adeleke sat for only English Language in which he had F9.
The result added that Adeleke did not sit for Mathematics, Literature in English, Islamic Knowledge, Geography, Economics and Biology which he registered for.