Reports have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari has stopped the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, from inviting the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election slated for Saturday in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The police had earlier summoned Adeleke to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for the purpose of arraigning him on charges of examination malpractices, criminal conspiracy, impersonation, breach of duty and aiding and abetting.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, had yesterday in a statement summoned Adeleke and four others namely; Mr. Sikiru Adeleke, Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Egbedore LGA, Osun State), Mr. Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (School Staff responsible for the registration of candidates for NECO), Mr. Dare Olutope (School Teacher who facilitated the commission of the crime) to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja immediately for arraignment in court.
But The Punch and ChannelsTV, are reporting that the President had directed that Adeleke should not be invited until after Saturday’s election.
The prominent news outlets quoted a source who sought for anonymity as saying this on Wednesday, September 19.
Meanwhile, this coming Saturday, the Senator will battle with Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party (ADP); Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Osun top position.