Yakubu is represented by Morenikeji Tahiru, deputy director of the certification and complaint, legal drafting, and clearance departments, according to Chris Uche, lawyer for the petitioners, who informed the court during the court session on Thursday.
Out of the 11 papers listed in the subpoena dated May 26, 2023, Tahiru claimed to have four of them.
She gave the first item, which comprises forms from the EC8D and EC8A series.
Results for the 36 states and the FCT are included in the EC8D series, while the official announcement of the results is included in the EC8DA series.
Tahiru also included item 7, which is a verified authentic copy of the BVAS report for the state of Rivers.
Also sent was Item 11, which consists of accreditation information from BVAS devices deployed in every state of the federation.
The INEC director then presented form EC9, the INEC form that Nigerian President Bola Tinubu had filed to the commission.
Despite being asked to deliver the papers, Tahiru was not listed as a witness, which the respondents’ lawyer objected to.
The attorney for INEC, Abubakar Mahmoud, objected to the documents’ admission as evidence. He claimed that “many of those documents are not relevant”.
Additionally, he claimed that the petitioners had not paid for the documents.
Other respondents voiced objections to the document’s admission as well, although they saved their responses for the closing address.
Uche stated that his clients had previously paid N6.7 million for the certification of the papers in response to Mahmoud’s accusation of non-payment.
Samuel Oduntan, the petitioners’ twenty-first witness, was earlier cross-examined in court by the respondents’ attorneys.