Chief Justice of the Peace F. Oyekan, the lead member of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Space Council Election Tribunal has ordered the arrest of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for contempt of courtroom.
Naija Information understands that the courtroom ordered the arrest whereas ruling on the applying moved by C.I. Okoye main Simon Daudu and A.J Adagami in Petition No FCT/ACET/EP/7/2022 which was delivered by Ok.L. Appah.
The tribunal made the order because of the failure of the electoral physique chairman to supply paperwork named within the subpoena served to him on July 22, 2022, within the case.
The courtroom described Yakubu’s dismissive motion as flagrant disobedience which should appeal to penalties.
It, subsequently, ordered the Inspector Common of Police (IGP) or the Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to arrest the INEC boss and produce him earlier than the tribunal on Friday, July 29 to point out trigger why he shouldn’t be dedicated to jail for contempt of courtroom.
We Can’t Do A lot About Ending Vote Shopping for – INEC
INEC has stated its official obligation is to organize for and conduct polls and to not monitor vote patrons throughout elections, Naija Information reviews.
The electoral physique’s Commissioner for the North Central (Niger, Kogi and Kwara States), Prof. Mohammed Sani Adam stated vote shopping for is a nationwide concern, a sociological downside which is focused at jeopardizing the method of credible elections within the nation.
Adam made the assertions in Minna, Niger State capital throughout a go to to watch the continuing voter registration train within the state.
INEC has nothing to do so far as vote shopping for is worried, what INEC can solely do is to make sure that the polls are free, truthful and all-encompassing, and in addition to make sure that polling models, safety, supplies and the method of the polling are absolutely noticed in line with the electoral act,” Adam famous.