Senator Ademola Adeleke on Thursday, May 30, said that has been justified by the ruling of the Court of Appeal which reaffirmed his qualification to contest the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
The ruling of the court delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim blamed the federal high court for ignoring the evidence and documents provided by the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) and the school principal of the school attended by Adeleke, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Reacting to the judgement, Olawale Rasheed, the media aide to the senator, in a press statement, said the image of Adeleke has been saved from ‘smear campaign’.
He said: “I am happy to read the judgement which confirmed and established the truth. I forged no certificate or testimonial. I fulfill the constitutional requirements to contest elections.
” I am a law abiding honest politician who is a victim of power mongers who think the way to retain the stolen mandate is to tarnish my image.
“I thank the judiciary for rescuing me and good people of Osun State. The goal of my detractors was to paint me in the worst of the image. Today, I am vindicated.
“I thank the judiciary, the good people of Osun state and God Almighty. I have full confidence that at the Supreme Court, justice will be done. Our stolen mandate will be restored.”