The All Progressives Congress in Osun State has described the Federal High Court judgment nullifying the candidacy of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 2018 governorship elections as a victory for the state.
The party said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Osogbo by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory had nullified the candidacy of Adeleke as the candidate of the PDP in the September 2018 governorship election.
The court, presided over by Justice Othman Musa, made the decision after it ruled that Adeleke failed to prove in court that he graduated from a secondary school as required by Section 177 of the Nigerian constitution.
The statement partly said, “We hope that the Appeal Court handling Osun governorship dispute will take judicial notice of this judgment that has practically disqualified Ademola Adeleke from the governorship position”.