We will soon take action on suspended Adamawa REC – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would ‘soon’ take action on the case of suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa-Ari.
INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, made this known on Channels Television’s Politics Today last night, adding that the police have concluded investigations on the matter.
Okoye also said the electoral umpire has enough proof to establish a case against Yunusa-Ari.
“I am aware that the police have concluded investigations and I am aware that in the next few weeks, Nigerians will be informed of what will happen,” he said.
“Under the law, it is the responsibility of INEC to prosecute him (Ari) if a prima facie case has made out against him.”
Yunusa-Ari had courted controversy after the supplementary election in Adamawa on April 15, 2023, when he announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the dramatic poll while the collation of results was ongoing.
The situation prompted INEC to nullify Yunusa-Ari’s decision and suspended him while then President, Muhammadu Buhari, ordered a full investigation on the electoral commissioner and the security personnel that were around him when he made the declaration.
INEC subsequently concluded the election and announced the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the authentic winner of the drama-filled poll