Governor Ahmadu Fintiri campaign organisation and non governmental Organisations have called for the immediate removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State, Mr. Hudu Yinusa for allegedly manipulating the rerun governorship election process to favour the APC candidate, Aishatu Binani.
Addressing press conference in Yola, a top ranking member of the governorship campaign council of the PDP raised concern over inflating the polling units as officially declared from 69 to 77 for the rerun exercise.
In a relative development a Non Governmental Organization under the banner of Adamawa State Coalition of Civil Society for Peace Transparency Accountably and Human Right has passed a vote of no confidence on the REC
Reacting to the calls, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC), Yunusa Hudu, denied partisanship or planning to give undue influence to All Progressives Congress candidate.
The commission in a statement by Dahiru Jauro, the Public Relations Officer in Adamawa denied the allegation.
He said it is the prerogative of the national body to slate the date for the conduct of the re-run of any inconclusive poll, insisting that the state REC was never partisanship and would work in line with Electoral Act to complete the elections and make a return.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the March 18th 2023 Governorship Election held in Adamawa State as inconclusive following the failure of the two leading candidate to have a lead to be declared winner.
Police arrest 40 suspected Hoodlums in Zamfara over Election Violence
The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested forty (40) Suspected hoodlums who took advantage of the announcement of Governorship result on Tuesday 21st March 2023 and embarked on Jubilation that later turned to violence, leading to the destruction and Looting of Government facilities, APC Party offices and Individual Houses mostly those of Politicians.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, who led Joint Police and other security agencies brought the situation under control and thereafter arrested twenty six (26) suspects in connection with the incident. Area Commanders and DPOs also embarked on similar exercise in their respective area to avert escalation.
The ongoing investigation by the Police detectives led to the arrest of another fourteen (14) suspects and recovery of looted and vandalised property as under listed above.
The Commissioner of Police while appealing for calm, reassures for diligent investigation with a view to arresting fleeing suspects and their collaborators for prosecution as well as recover the looted property.
NAME OF SUSPECTS
1. Yahaya Abubakar ‘M’ 50yrs Old and 39 others
The underlisted are some of the exhibits recovered by the Police Detectives
1. Thirty Six (36) Bundles of Wrappers
2. Eight (8) Cushion Chairs
3. Three (3) Set of Television
4. One (1) 5000 Litre Tank
5. One (1) Solar Panel
6. Six (6) bag of POP Cement
7. One (1) Golf three Vehicle
8. Two (2) Speakers
9. One (1) Caterpiller Radiator
10. Two (2) Rugs Carpet
11. One (1) Freezer
12. One (1) Bundle of Armoured Cable wire
13. Three (3) Window Burglary proofs
14. One (1) Big gate
15. One (1) Office Centre Table
16. One (1) Centre Table Drawer
17. One (1) Air Conditioner
18. Seven (7) Iron Rods
19. Four (4) Doors
20. One (1) Ceiling Fan
21. Four (4) Signboard Banners of APC
22. Pieces of Office Cotton
23. Drugs and Tablets
24. Three (3) Office Chairs
25. Bags of Rice