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Adamawa Election: Police investigating Yunusa-Ari – IGP



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The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has disclosed that the police is investigating the conduct of Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari who without following due process announced Aisha Dahiru Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress winner of the Adamawa governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had written the police chief demanding that Yunusa-Ari be arrested and prosecuted for his actions.

In response, the police on Sunday in a statement noted that it would investigate the matter before deciding on whether to arrest the suspended INEC Residential Electoral Commissioner.

Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed popularly referred to as Aisha Binani Adamawa State

Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed popularly referred to as Aisha Binani was wrongly declared winner of Adamawa governorship election

The statement read, “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 calling on the Police to investigate and possibly prosecute the REC for his actions.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba 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,” the statement said.

Chronicle NG reports that Adamawa state incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri was subsequently declared winner of the election after results from all 20 local government area were collated and counted.

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