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INEC Files Six-Count Charge Against Suspended Adamawa REC Yunusa-Ari


July 06, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has filed a six-count charge against the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa state, Hudu Yunusa-Ari

The Commission in a statement on Thursday, said the charges filed at the High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, followed a review of the case file from the police which established a prima facie case against Yunusa-Ari.

Former President, Muhammadu Buhari, on April 20, approved the suspension of Yunusa-Ari, following the controversy that trailed the April 15 supplementary election in Adamawa State.


Yunusa-Ari had stirred controversy after he declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Aisha Binani Dahiru, as the winner of the Adamawa State governorship election with results in only 10 out of the 21 local government areas of the state collated by the commission.

While INEC voided his declaration, President Buhari had directed investigation of his action following his suspension.

Following the conclusion of Police investigation, Festus Okoye, the Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee at INEC, had last week Thursday, said the commission has sufficient evidence to make a case against Yunusa-Ari.

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