By Balkis Tijani.
The plaintiff challenging the legitimacy of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, certificate of the Kwara State governor-elect Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, yesterday, made public his decision to discontinue with the suit.
Mr Adekunle Abraham, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made this known in a notice of discontinuance of Suit KWS/73/2019 he submitted to court yesterday which reads, “I hereby wholly discontinue the case against the defendant.” The application dated May 21, 2019 filed May 22, 2019.
The Kwara State High Court is expected to strike out the suit seeking to disqualify the state Governor-elect AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the request of the petitioner at the next adjournment date in June.
The petitioner Mr Adekunle Abraham did not disclose any reason for the sudden decision to withdraw the suit, but the filing of the official confirmation of AbdulRazaq’s WAEC certificate in the respondent’s proof of evidence is speculated to have dealt a huge blow to the suit.
The Governor-elect’s legal team had filed a number of depositions that proved Abraham’s claim that WAEC doesn’t issue certificate with initials to be false.
The depositions contain a number of certificates with initials and within the years the Governor-elect left secondary school.