Suspended Adamawa REC, Hudu To Be Arraigned November 6

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The High Court sitting in Adamawa State has fixed a date for the arraignment of the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa-Ari.

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Naija247news nullgathered that the court scheduled the arraignment for November 6th, 2023.

Hudu faces multiple charges including announcing false electoral results, breaching his oath of neutrality, disorderly conduct during elections, inciting disturbance, and personating a public servant.

Ari in a controversial manner, announced the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aishatu “Binani” Dahiru as the winner of the Adamawa governorship while the collation of the April 15 supplementary election was still ongoing.

The suspended REC had said that he announced the results of 69 polling units in the supplementary poll due to security pressure. He was suspended and grilled by the police.

The arraignment which was initially set for July 27th, 2023, was delayed due to the REC’s failure to appear in court.

The development saw Justice Benjamin Manji Lawan adjourned the case for the third time.

The court then set October 23rd, 2023, to enable the electoral umpire to arraign its suspended officer for alleged electoral offences.

Unfortunately, the scheduled arraignment could not take place as planned, due to the court’s inability to sit.

This comes days after the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Chairman of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the commission is in court with Ari.

Oyekanmi, however, in a recent interview, said the commission is waiting for the prosecution board to take over Yari’s prosecution.

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