A Federal High Court, Abuja Judge , Justice Stephen Pam, has insisted that the police arrest the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal presided by Justice Abdul Aboki had on Monday suspended the bench warrant issued against Prof. Mahmood Yakubu by the lower court on August 8.
Justice Pam’s initial order was made after Prof. Yakubu failed to appear in court for the third time, over a case involving Anambra State politics.
Mahmood Yakubu’s case was brought before the lower court by an Anambra State politician, Ejike Oguebego, challenging the commission’s refusal to recognise him as chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra in compliance with a Supreme Court judgment of December 2014.
The Federal High Court had slated August 14 for the continuation of the matter.
At the resumed sitting of the high court on Tuesday, Justice Pam said the defence team had not shown any evidence that a higher court ordered the suspension of the matter.
The judge said the suspension of the August 8 directive cannot be based on what is in the media .
After noting that the defence failed to provide evidence of the appeal court ruling, the court said the August 8 order still stands and adjourned the matter till August 16.