The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Zamfara State have been ordered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to produce documents requested by the petitioners in the subpoena issued on them.
The order was issued by the Tribunal’s Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba on Wednesday after being told by lawyers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, Chris Uche (SAN) that the INEC officials have not complied with the subpoena, despite being served.
In a ruling, Justice Garba noted that since the record of the tribunal revealed that the two INEC officials were served the subpoena on July 12 and 15, this year, they are under binding legal responsibility to comply with the directive contained in the subpoena.
He ordered the INEC Chairman and the Zamfara REC to produce the documents requested by the petitioners by 12noonon Thursday.
Uche had said the documents were in relation to the last presidential election, including Form EC8A used in Zamfara State.