Tribunal summons INEC chair Yakubu to produce documents requested by Atiku, PDP Read
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja has ordered the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara state, to produce the documents requested by the petitioners in the subpoena issued on them. The Nation reports that the duo, by the subpoena issued on July 15, expected to appear and produce some documents used for the last elections before the tribunal.
At the resumption of proceedings on Wednesday, July 17, petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN), told the tribunal that the subpoena had been served on the two officials but they have failed to either appear or make available the documents requested. He said subpoena are like summons from a court that the subject must obey. The tribunal chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, noted that from the record of the court, Yakubu was served with the subpoena on July 15, when he was required to produce the documents. Garba also noted that the one on the Zamfara's RECs was served on July 12. He asked INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN) to take the necessary steps to ensure the subpoena is complied with.