The presidential election petition tribunal has harkened to the request of The Peoples Democratic Party
Naija News learnt that request was approved after the lead counsel to the presidential candidate of the Party, PDP, Chris Uche, raised the alarm over non-compliance to subpoena served on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu seeking his physical appearance before the tribunal.
“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 tribunal to assist them to get the documents.
While delivering the ruling, the panel noted that it was impossible for the INEC chairman and REC to produce the documents on the day they were served the subpoenas.
Naija News also understands that Garba had earlier asked the INEC Boss to appear today but another order for his presence has been released. Yakubu was asked to show up before 12 pm on Tomorrow
“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 12 pm tomorrow.”
The petitioners are seeking to tender these documents as evidence.
The panel also gave the same order to the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner (REC) to produce results sheets of all the polling units in the state for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).