INEC Demands Adamawa REC’s Probe

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that it will write to the Inspector General of Police, Baba Ahmed, requesting that Hudu Ari, the resident Electoral Commissioner for Adamawa State, be the subject of an investigation and criminal prosecution.

The decision was made by the commission on Tuesday in Abuja during a technical meeting with national INEC commissioners.

INEC also made the decision to inform President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the REC’s action in writing to Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha.

A tweet on its Twitter handle noted, “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.

“Detailed official statement will follow shortly.”

According to reports, all National Commissioners of INEC arrived early to the closed-door meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

The meeting came barely 24 hours after the electoral umpire ordered Ari to stay away from its office in Adamawa.

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