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Adamawa Guber: I didn’t collect one kobo to announce Binani as winner – REC



I did not collect single kobo to announce Binani as Gov-elect – Hudu Ari

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa Ari who announced Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State says he took no bribe.

Binani was the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in Adamawa State during the 2023 election.

The APC Candidate contested against the incumbent Governor of the state who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who was later, declared the winner of the election by INEC.

Hudu, the suspended rec in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday said he had no regrets whatsoever about the action he took by making the announcement in the middle of that election.

Yunusa, a lawyer who the police were looking for, said that his announcing the result was his responsibility which was backed by law.

According to him, he was ready to present himself to the police this week, even as he argued that neither the DSS nor the Nigerian Police came searching for him as was widely discussed.

He said, ” I never said the Governor bribed anyone, but I knew there were allegations.”

“I swear, I had nothing to do with either Binani or Fintiri. All these stories about the N2 billion bribe were social media hype.”

” I have no regrets whatsoever, when you do something that was allowed to be done in a democracy, there are no regrets,” he said.


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