The Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, the Osun state capital on Friday, November 25 asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, to present results submitted by Senator Ademola Adeleke during the 2018 governorship election in the state.
The document titled: “INEC Form CF001” was requested by Counsel for the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Petitioners.
The Tribunal Chairman, Justice Tertsea Kume, gave the order in his ruling on the arguments and counter arguments by both opposing counsels in respect to the INEC Form CF001.
The chairman said order is pursuant to the need to give the petitioners the right to fair hearing, after the respondent (INEC) had failed to comply with the subpoena order.
He further noted that the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Mutiu Agboke, failed to present the Form CF001 citing excuse that the document is not domicile their office in the state.
The tribunal chairman said that the petitioner had shown enough grounds with regards to their application/subpoena request.
He ordered INEC Chairman to produce the document in the next sitting.
He, however, adjourned the case until Dec. 1 for further hearing.
Racall that the Tribunal had on Nov.16 overruled the respondent’s oral application seeking to discountenance a subpoena brought by the petitioner.
The respondent had earlier brought an application to counter the subpoena request, before withdrawing such on personal grounds and it was struck out by the tribunal.