The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the prosecution of Hudu Yunusa Ari, its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) deployed to Adamawa State during the 2023 governorship election.


Blaze fm recalls that Ari had announced Aisha Binani, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the poll while collation was ongoing.


INEC had swiftly countered Ari’s action, after which it declared Governor Ahmadu Fintiri the winner of the election.

Following the conclusion of elections, INEC had charged Ari before an Adamawa State High Court on a six-count charge.


Ari’s prosecution was discussed during INEC’s weekly meeting on the prosecution of electoral offenders and was contained in a statement signed by the body’s spokesman, Festus Okoye.


Blaze Fm