By Goodluck Ikiebe
Nigeria - The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Adamawa, Prof. Hudu Ari, who announced the fake election result in favor of APC and Senator Aisha Dahiru, has been arrested.
Available information has it that Hudu declared Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, as winner of the Adamawa Governorship election midway into the collation.
Though results from 10 out of the 20 local government areas had been declared while the exercise was adjourned till 11am, Ari announced the final result an hour before the scheduled time.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was leading before the pronouncement was made.
Meanwhile, the electoral commission, INEC, in its immediate reaction has declared as "null, void and of no effect", the declaration of Aisha Dahiru as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa.
INEC in a statement by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye said: "The attention of the Commission has been drawn to a purported declaration of winner in the Adamawa Governorship election by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) even when the process has clearly not been concluded.
"The action of the REC is a usurpation of the power of the Returning Officer. It is null, void and of no effect. Consequently, the collation of results of the supplementary election is hereby suspended.
"The REC, Returning Officer and all involved are hereby invited to the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja immediately".
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