The Chairman of Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara, Justice Bassey Effiong, adjourned to Friday a court ruling to allow a representative of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to appear in court.
Concise News understands that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa, and the Action Alliance party (AAC), had petitioned the Tribunal, alleging that Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq submitted a forged WAEC certificate.
Justice Effiong gave the order after PDP counsel, Paul Erokoro (SAN) prayed the tribunal to delay the case for Waheed Amode, the WAEC branch controller for Kwara to present evidence of the command, proving that he was asked to represent the examination body.
Meanwhile, the tribunal held that the petitioners were still within their time limit of four days to argue their case.
But counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rowland Otaru, objected to the application, insisting that it amounted to a waste of time by the petitioners.
Otaru said the petitioners had nearly three weeks since the tribunal adjourned to get the WAEC representative to appear before the tribunal to prove its case but waited till June 9 to serve the subpoena.