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PDP urges IGP to arrest, prosecute INEC REC in Adamawa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to immediately arrest and prosecute Malam Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Adamawa

The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba in Abuja on Sunday.

Ologunagba said Yunusa-Ari should be arrested for making illegal declaration of the election result in ‘criminal usurpation of the duties and powers’ of the Returning Officer, Prof Mohammed Mele, while collation process was still on-going.

“It is even more absurd that the Adamawa REC did not only usurp the powers of the returning officer but attempted to declare a winner without figures.

“He made the attempt in reckless violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2022, INEC Guidelines as well as the sensibility of the people of Adamawa State,” Ologunagba said.


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