President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, not to invite Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, before Saturday.
The police had earlier today asked Adeleke to appear at the force headquarters in Abuja over alleged examination malpractice.
According to the police, Adeleke was involved in a National Examination Council (NECO) exam malpractice in 2017.
Adeleke was summoned few hours after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmed that he sat for its examination in 1981.
The council had informed an FCT high court that Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981, contrary to insinuations that he did not.
But a presidential source, who sought not to be named, told reporters that Buhari had ordered the IGP not to go ahead with the invitation until the governorship election is over.
Adeleke is one of the four strong contenders in Saturday’s poll to replace incumbent Rauf Aregbesola.