The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the initial declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aishatu Ahmed popularly known as Binani as the winner of the 2023 Supplementary Governorship election in the State as criminal behaviour by a criminally minded individual.
Former Minister of Health, Aliyu Idi Hong, disclosed this while speaking exclusively to TVC News on TVC News Breakfast.
Mr Hong said the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State was not perturbed by the declaration and that it was always confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission will do the right thing which eventually happened with the hammer that the commission placed on the suspended REC, Hudu Yunusa Ari.
He described the action of the suspended REC as treasonable urging INEC to take action against him further than just the suspension to send a strong signal that something like that must never happen again.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for the speed with which it addressed the issue when the false declaration was initially made.
He expressed the belief that the suspended REC will pay a heavy penalty for his actions.
He said the fact he was referred to the Inspector General of Police for investigation and prosecution by the Independent National Electoral Commission is a welcome development including the call to review his appointment as REC by the Federal Government.
He said the decision shows that the nation will grow and reach its potentials with that kind of development.
For his part, Rights activist, Inibehe Effiong, said what was witnessed in Adamawa State is one that brings to fore the need to stick to processes outlined by the law for the emergence of a governor elect.
He said the action of the Resident Electoral Commissioner at the risk of sounding hyperbolic is essentially treasonous.
He said that this is essentially so because the man is a core staff of the commission and knows what he is doing.
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