Make Result Compilation Sheets Available To PDP Tribunal Orders INEC
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has been ordered by the Presidential Election Tribunal to produce some documents demanded by the Petitioners.
The INEC chairman was given up to 12pm on Thursday to do so by the five member panel of the tribunal led by Mohammed Garba.
The panel also directed the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner(REC) to produce result sheets of all the polling units in the state for the Peoples Democratic Party.
This ruling was sequel to an application tendered by Chris Uche, counsel to the PDP on Wednesday.
The tribunal was informed by Uche that INEC chairman and REC have failed to comply with the supoenas issued by the court.
Permit me to bring to your attention some preliminary issues. The subpoena dated 9th July on INEC chairman which we paid for has not been released to us, he said.
On the same 9th July another subpoena was on the REC Zamfara and we applied for all the EC8As. We paid for them and they refused to release them to us.
The PDP counsel then asked the court to help them get the documents.
In its ruling, the panel declared that it was impossible for the Chairman and the REC to produce the documents on the day they were served the Supoenas.
“We note that the INEC chairman and REC were asked to produce documents on the day they were served, that is impossible, Garba held.
They have been directed to produce documents in the subpoenas by 12pm tomorrow.
The petitioners want to tender these documents as evidence.
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