In order to investigate and bring charges against the suspended Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Hudu Yunusa Ari for his involvement in the controversies surrounding the state’s supplementary governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally requested the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, informed the public of this development.
According to Newsmen, Yunusa-Ari controversially named Aisha Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the supplemental election while the results were still being tallied.
However, INEC revoked his declaration and put the results collation on hold. The results collation was then finished when the appropriate measures to correct the matter were implemented.
In a statement on Sunday, Adejobi said that the Police had received a letter from INEC dated April 18, 2023, requesting that action be taken against the troubled Adamawa REC.
He told them that IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has already ordered an investigation team to work on the case with INEC.
“The Nigeria Police Force is in receipt of a letter dated 18th April 2023 from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) detailing the alleged impropriety of the actions of one Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), during the recently concluded supplementary elections and called on the Police to investigate and possibly prosecute the REC for his actions.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has directed an investigative team to work in collaboration with the INEC to expedite action on the contents of the letter.
“The Inspector-General of Police while expressing the commitment of the NPF to upholding democratic values, assures Nigerians and the international community, that the Police will leave no stone unturned in unraveling the remote causes of the unwholesome conduct of the REC as well as ensure that all persons fingered in the course of investigations are brought to book,” Adejobi said.
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