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Presidential Election Petition: INEC Provides Atiku, PDP With Requested Documents

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9855021_rec_jpeg7f0296cd8c6c5dbc10dee5e9b86d9b4c Presidential Election Petition: INEC Provides Atiku, PDP With Requested Documents

Sequel to the order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, on Thursday, produced some paperwork the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, requested with respect to their case in opposition to the result of the 2019 presidential election.

Although the tribunal had on Wednesday, adjourned additional listening to on the joint petition Atiku and PDP lodged in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election until Friday, nevertheless, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel acknowledged receipt of the delicate electoral supplies INEC produced on Thursday.

It is going to be recalled that the tribunal had pursuant to an utility by the petitioners, issued a subpoena in opposition to each the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Zamfara State, to supply the paperwork.

Nevertheless, INEC’s lawyer, Mr. Yunus Usman, SAN, who drew consideration of the tribunal to the paperwork that have been introduced in 55 containers, maintained that the summon was not particular that both Prof. Yakubu or the Zamfara REC should personally adduce the required paperwork.

Consequently, neither Prof. Yakubu nor the Zamfara REC appeared to submit the electoral supplies.

In a letter that was signed by Secretary of the INEC, Mrs. Rose Orianran-Anthony, she mentioned the Fee complied with orders of the tribunal by offering all of the paperwork the petitioners requested for, besides those regarding Nationwide Meeting re-run elections, stressing no such election came about.

The supplies have been offered shortly after the tribunal adjourned listening to on a separate petition the Peoples Democratic Motion, PDM, and its candidate, Pastor Aminchi Habu, lodged to nullify the result of the February 23 presidential election.

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Particularly, Atiku and PDP had within the subpoena that was issued by the tribunal, requested the INEC boss to supply seven objects that included end result sheets from all of the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, contained in Types EC8D and EC48G, which had already been inspected and paid for by the petitioners on April 5, with INEC official receipt quantity 03737.

Different objects are Good Card Reader Report on Voters Accreditation Information for the presidential ballot, stories on all Everlasting Voters Card for the election from the Good Card Readers, All contract paperwork in respect of election server between 2015 to 2019.

In addition to listing of Polling Items the place re-run elections have been held in respect of Nationwide Meeting that initially held along with the presidential ballot on February 23, and Kind EC8D, which is the abstract of outcomes from State and Collation on the Nationwide Degree, used within the presidential ballot.

On his half, the Zamfara REC was ordered to look with Licensed True Copies of election outcomes from the Polling Items, Wards and Native Authorities ranges within the state.

The outcomes are contained in Types EC8A, EC8B and EC8C.

Supply: Vanguard

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