The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, dismissed a motion filed by former President to serve interrogatories on the Electoral Commission (EC).
The basis for the application according to the petitioner was to assist the Court to narrow issues for the trial of the 2020 presidential petition.
However, the court dismissed the motion on grounds that the applicant failed to establish the relevance of the interrogatories.
“Interrogatories under Common Law is discretionary, it should be granted or refused when all the circumstances are taken into consideration. It should be noted that the questions seek to elicit answers to the issues raised by and the reliefs sought in the Petition. Interrogatories must be relevant to the issues and relate to the matters in controversy between the parties, in this case, the Petitioner and the 1 st Respondent.”
Read the full ruling below