ABOUT SENATOR ADEMOLA JACKSON NURUDEEN ADELEKE: WHAT I KNOW SO FAR!
About Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, I know he was born of a Yoruba father from Ede, Osun State and an Igbo woman from Enugu State, therefore a Nigerian citizen by birth eligible to contest an election under the relevant laws and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended on account of his Nigerian citizenship.
I also know that he attended Ede Muslim Grammar School (whatever nomenclature the school might have assumed overtime) and sat for WAEC ‘O’ level exams in 1981. I know as well that he acquired higher qualifications abroad the latest of which is his B.SC Degree in Criminal Justice. He is therefore eligible to contest an election under the laws of the land on account of academic qualification.
I also know that he was born on 13th May 1960 therefore eligible to contest an election under the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended on account of age qualification.
I also know that at no time did he submit any false information or forged certificate to the Nigerian electoral body (INEC), he is therefore eligible to contest on account of clean records with INEC.
I know further that many people (including my humble self) were deceived in the past as doubts were raised in some quarters about his academic records/certificate and several suits were filed by some persons against his qualifications but all the said suits were dismissed and resolved in his favour throughout almost all the layers of court in Nigeria, including the Apex Court of the land which absolved him of forgery and positively emphasised his educational eligiblity. It was just a case of mistake by the issuing authority not any fault on the part of Senator ADEMOLA JACKSON NURUDEEN ADELEKE.
I know as a fact that Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has multiple names correctly and directly traceable to him, variously written and/or shortened in his various credentials but which he has now arranged in a document to be referenced, addressed and called ADEMOLA JACKSON NURUDEEN ADELEKE, therefore not guilty of any fake identity or incorrectly spelt names like the BAYELSA APC example.
I know that he was charged for conspiracy, exam malpractices, impersonation etc alongside others before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo and the charge was WITHDRAWN (NOT SEVERED) against him after THE PROSECUTION HAD ALREADY CALLED SOME WITNESSES.
I know very well that upon withdrawal of the said charge against him at the Federal High Court, legal arguments were entertained and counsel’s submissions taken on whether the order to be made was that of DISCHARGE alone or DISCHARGE AND ACQUITTAL, and at the end of the day the learned trial judge found as a fact on record that none of the witnesses fielded by the prosecution established any prima facie case against him, as such he was DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED.
I know as a fact that even at the end of the trial after the dismissal of the case against Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, the co-accussed were equally discharged and acquitted on account of NO CASE to answer!
I know as a fact that there has been no appeal against the order of DISCHARGE AND ACQUITTAL made in his favour, and to stress further, it will be a LEGAL ABOMINATION to bring him back to answer to the same case in respect of which he had earlier been freed as a defendant, in favour of whom an order was made leaving him off the hook, as the plea of “AUTRE VOIS ACQUIT” popularly known as rule against “DOUBLE.JEORPARDY” would enure in his favour and can not be brought back in respect of the same offence or any offence connected with or related to the facts in respect of which he had earlier been DISCHARGED and ACQUITTED.
I know as a fact that Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke is not under any Bench Warrant in respect of the criminal case already determined to finality in his favour.
I know as a fact that many landmines laid on his way in the past were survived by him and cleared out of his way.
I also know as a fact that a high-powered Screening Committee set up by the PDP to screen Osun guber aspirants was headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke was cleared and given a clean bill to contest after due diligence by the Committee.
I know as a fact that an appeal was filed by a professional blackmailer before the PDP Osun Guber Appeal Screening Panel headed by the highly respected Professor against the clearance of Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke and after a dispassionate consideration of the said appeal, the said petition was dismissed.
I know as a fact that some persons within and outside the PDP (in collaboration with some agents of the APC) have been doing all they can, as they unfruitfully did in the past, to malign, ridicule and subject Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke to opprobrium and hate in the eyes of the public, reason for them moving desperately from pillar to post, from left to right, from back to.front, to stop him and clear him out of the way.
I know very well that the agitations of the propagandists and maligners against Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke was borne out of malice, desperation and lack of faith in God Almighty.
I know that in Osun State today, across all political parties, there is no man who has INTIMIDATING POPULARITY, OVERWHELMING ACCEPTABILITY and UNMARCHED ELECTORAL WAR-CHEST as much as Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke.
I know as a fact that the resort to public damage, image maligning and character assassination by the political desperados was borne out of fear of political relegation being unjustifiably and unreasonably entertained by the said political desperados.
I know that the petitions, publications, presentations, social media attack etc on Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke were insinuations and fabrications which hold no water.
I know as a fact that SENATOR ADEMOLA JACKSON NURUDEEN ADELEKE for now is just an aspirant like 5 others under the platform of the PDP for Osun 2022 Governorship race, but I maintain that if he eventually wins the primary election of the PDP to become the flag bearer, he will surely deliver for PDP in the forthcoming 2022 Osun guber.
I know as a fact that he is a symbol of the PDP.
All fabrications against Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke are nothing but to create a negative public perception about him while I will tow the line of a POSITIVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION about him.
By Abioye Hashim Esq., Member, Ademola Adeleke Legal Team