The representative of Osun West Senatorial District and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 22, 2018 election, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke, did not graduate from Jacksonville State University, Alabama, United States of America as he claimed, the school authorities have told icirnigeria.gov.
Adeleke had in the documents he submitted for his profile on the National Assembly website claimed to have a Diploma in Criminology from JSU, graduating in 1986, and that he obtained his Ordinary Level Certificate from Ede Muslim Grammar School, Osun State.
However, after he decided to enter into the contest for the governorship race, records of him were that he was allegedly not successful at the secondary school level, scoring F9 in English and absent for other subjects.
That was in 1981.
He was also said not to have graduated from JSU though he enrolled in the school.
Replying to an email enquiry by ICIR, the Director of Public Relations of JSU, Buffy Lockette, said though the senator enrolled in the school, he was not awarded any degree.
Lockette wrote: “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.”
Adeleke emerged senator after the death of his brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who held the seat until his death.