Following the nullification of the declaration made by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, in Adamawa,Hudu Yunusa-Ari, for declaring the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani as the winner of the election, it has been gathered that the REC may face 36 months imprisonment on conviction.
According to The PUNCH, the embattled REC is expected to appear before a committee of the commission led by the National Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday.
Asked to state when the REC would appear before the panel, a source close to the national chairman, “Immediately. He’s on the way. He will appear before the commission by Monday. He was summoned to the headquarters today and he will appear tomorrow.”
Also, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye, who signed the nullification statement on Sunday, noted that the declaration by the REC was null and void as the action of the REC was “usurpation of the power of the returning officer.”
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