I will soon come out from hiding, the embattled REC had stated.Advertisement
The suspended REC had also said he never regretted announcing Aisha Binani Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Ari had courted controversy after the supplementary election in Adamawa on April 15, 2023 when he announced Binani as the winner of the dramatic poll while collation of results was ongoing.Advertisement
The situation prompted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to nullify Aris decision and suspended him while President Muhammad Buhari ordered full investigation on the electoral commissioner and the security personnel that were around him when he made the declaration.
INEC subsequently concluded the election and announced the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the authentic winner of the dramafilled poll.Advertisement
Security agencies had also been ordered to arrest and prosecute the embattled REC but Aris whereabouts was unknown for over two weeks before the latest development of Tuesday. Advertisement Advertisement
Suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa Ari is in police net.
The REC was arrested by the police in Abuja, Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi said in a statement on Tuesday.Advertisement
The development comes hours after Ari said in a BBC Hausa interview that he would surrender himself to the police two weeks after he went into hiding.
I will surely turn myself in to the police.
Before, there was no summon from the police but now there is one.
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