The agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa State, Idi Hong, has called for the arrest of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Hudu Yunusa, over the declaration of Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, as winner of the gubernatorial poll.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Yunusa, declared Binani governor-elect following the supplementary election held on Saturday.
Reacting to Yunusa’s declaration, Hong said, “The REC must be arrested over this needless controversy. He lacks the power to do this.”
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At the time the REC made the announcement, results were being expected from 10 of the 20 Local Government Areas where the election was held when Yunusa made his way to the hall to make the pronouncement and departed immediately.
The returning officer, Professor Mohammed Mele, had earlier adjourned the collation till 11 am and was nowhere in sight when the REC made the announcement which triggered confusion.
The results being expected are from: