The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dragged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Lagos-East senatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi to the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly carrying a fake West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate.
The ruling party prayed that the court stop Gbadamosi from participating in the upcoming bye-election.
The defendants in the suit are Gbadamosi and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The APC is seeking for “an order disqualifying the 1st defendant (Gbadamosi) from contesting any election into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, having submitted a forged WAEC certificate containing results and subjects materially different from that contained on the official website of WAEC to the 2nd defendant (INEC).”
In the suit filed by its lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), the APC claimed that its check on WAEC website showed that Gbadamosi, in 1985, registered and sat for eight WAEC subjects but the certificate he submitted to INEC indicated that he only registered for and took five subjects.
The APC alleged that “the number of subjects recorded for the 1st defendant on the platform of WAEC materially differs from the number of subjects recorded for the 1st defendant on the purported WAEC Certificate submitted to the 2nd defendant.
“The certificate was forged and or falsified to conceal the fact that the 1st defendant sat for and failed Mathematics, Economics and Bible Knowledge.”