Davido’s Uncle, Senator Adeleke Reportedly Failed To Graduate From American University
A report has emerged that the Osun Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, failed to graduate from the Jacksonville State University (JSU) in Alabama, United States of America in 1986.
While his profile on the National Assembly website indicated that the Senator has a Diploma in Criminology from JSU and graduated in 1986, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICiR), is reporting that Adeleke, who is Davido’s Uncle and B-Red’s Dad, and currently representing Osun West Senatorial District, did not graduate from the American institution.
The Director of Public Relations at the university, Buffy Lockette, was reportedly quoted as saying though Adeleke attended the university, he didn’t graduate from the same university.
The ICiR reports that Lockette’s statement was in response to a mailed enquiry.
“Your request was forwarded to me. According to our records, he attended JSU but did not graduate. I cannot provide any additional information. Perhaps you can learn more at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org,” Lockette reportedly informed ICiR.
When The ICIR checked the West African Examination Council’s website to view Adeleke’s O’ level result using examination number 19645/149 as circulated, the site replied, “result not available for this candidate in the specified year and exams diet”.
The Council’s online result verification portal, which claims to contain data from 1980 to 2018, was also consulted with the same details. The result was brief: “candidate does not exist”.
Demianus Ojijeogu, WAEC’s Head of Public Affairs, told The ICIR all candidates’ results are in the custody of the Council and should be accessible on the website, regardless of performance in the examination.
The Senator had before now denied the allegation of certificate forgery levelled against him.
Speaking on his behalf, his younger brother, Dele Adeleke, had encouraged those who disagree to verify the senator’s result at his alma mater.
He said “How can anybody believe such a story? You know the kind of opposition that rose up against him last year. Do you think the APC would not have raised the issues if he did not have the authentic certificates?
“Also, you are free to go to the school he attended and verify. That will be better than hearing from me or him. That story is not true and it should be discountenanced.”