Suspended REC, Hudu an embarrassment to Bauchi – Gov Mohammed


Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State says the act of Hudu Ari in seeking to manipulate the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in Adamawa State, is an embarrassment to Bauchi State where Hudu comes from.

Bala, who spoke to newsmen in Yola when he paid a congratulatory visit to his Adamawa State counterpart, Ahmadu Fintiri, after Fintiri’s reelection earlier on Tuesday, stressed that Hudu’s kith and kin back home are depressed by his action.

“For us in Bauchi we are highly embarrassed and disgruntled. We feel ashamed that one of our own came and perpetrated this action,” Governor Bala Mihammed said.

He described corruption, which is believed to have driven Hudu’s action, as a condemnable act that must be rejected by every right thinking person.

“Corruption is temporary and whatever is gotten through such means will not stand,” he asserted.

He urged fear of God and adherence to playing the game by the rules, and commended Governor Fintiri for staying true to himself and believing in God and the people through which he emerged victorious.

Hudu Ari stepped into much national infamy on Sunday when he declared winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State when collation of results had not been concluded.

He declared as winner the APC candidate, Sen Aishatu Ahmed Binani, who was not even in the lead at the time and was never in the lead anytime throughout the collation exercise.

As the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, he was not empowered by law to declare results nor announce winners.

His act was immediately dismissed by INEC which on Tuesday concluded the result collation and declared PDP’s Ahmadu Fintiri as winner.

Post a Comment