INEC writes IGP over Adamawa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will write the Inspector General of Police, Baba Ahmed, to investigate and prosecute the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Adamawa State, Hudu Ari.

The electoral umpire reached the decision when its National Commissioners met at the commission’s national headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday over Adamawa supplementary governorship election.

INEC also decided to write the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to brief Muhammadu Buhari about the action of the REC.

A tweet on its Twitter handle, “At its meeting today, April 18, 2023, the Commission discussed matters arising from the Adamawa Governorship election and decided to “Write to the Inspector-General of Police for the immediate investigation and possible prosecution of the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Ari.

“Request the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to draw the attention of the appointing authority to the unwholesome behaviour of the REC for further action.

“The collation process shall resume at a time to be determined by the Returning Officer.

The decision of the electoral body is coming barely 24 hours after it directed Ari to stay away from all activities of the electoral umpire and the election in state.



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