Gov Fintiri Seeks Prosecution Of ‘Criminality’ Behind Adamawa Gov Poll Drama
The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has expressed his support for the prosecution of the alleged perpetrators of what he describes as the criminality behind the drama that played out at the governorship rerun.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Fintiri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, the winner on Tuesday.
The announcement came amid political intrigue that saw his closest rival, Senator Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared the winner on Sunday, while collation was still underway.
“I think everybody has learnt his lesson,” Fintiri said during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, moments after his victory was made official.
“INEC itself, as an umpire, has learnt a lot of lessons and it has corrected its wrongs so that it can protect itself as an institution. The police that are supposed to protect democracy became caught up in the whole saga. It’s unfortunate. It’s a disgrace
“But I think everybody is picking up and they are trying to correct their wrongs. Time will tell if these people will be properly prosecuted. But if they don’t prosecute this criminality that took place in Adamawa State, I am going to prosecute them.
He did not identify those he thought should be prosecuted.
However, INEC has since resolved to write the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to probe and prosecute the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Ari.
Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, ordered the immediate replacement of the Commissioner of Police on election duty in Adamawa, Mohammed Barde, with his counterpart in Gombe State, CP Etim Equa.
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