More Trouble For Adamawa INEC. REC. Hudu Yunusa As The President Elect Senator Bola Ahamed Tinubu Speaks On Supplementary Election, And Also Call For His Probe

In the just concluded 2023 presidential election, President-elect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu congratulated the winners nationwide on Saturday’s supplementary polls, urging them to brace up to serve the people with diligence and dedication.


He also called on the police to investigate the exercise in Adamawa State, where the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) illegally announced a winner of the governorship election while collation had not been concluded.

Mr Tinubu stated this in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted supplementary elections last Saturday in 2,660 polling units across 185 local government areas in 24 states.

Among them were the governorship elections in Adamawa and Kebbi States. They were declared inconclusive or postponed during the February 25 and March 18 elections.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the REC in Adamawa State, Hudu Ari, illegally declared Aishatu Dahiru, popularly called Binani, as the winner of the governorship election in the state, throwing the entire process into confusion.

But INEC swiftly nullified the action, concluded the collation on Tuesday and declared Governor Ahmadu Fintiri as the poll winner of the pollMr Tinubu, who is currently outside Nigeria, said those who emerged as winners in the elections have earned the trust of their people.

He urged them to rededicate themselves to the service of their respective constituents.

The president-elect said he observed with satisfaction the peaceful conduct of the supplementary elections. It added that it further testified that Nigerians have accepted democratic norms and faith in the electoral process.

“The supplementary polls have now brought the 2023 elections to a final, fitting conclusion. I observed, with satisfaction, the largely peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the supplementary election on Saturday. It was a further testimony that our citizens have accepted democratic norms with the conclusion of the 2023 elections; I now welcome all of us who have been elected to brace up to serve our people with diligence and dedication and to join hands with me as your President-elect in the pursuit of our agenda to renew the hopes of our people in a better, stronger, more secure, economically vibrant and prosperous Nigeria.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
President-elect, Federal Republic of Nigeria

April 19, 2023. and have unalloyed faith in the electoral process,” the president-elect said. I congratulate the winners of the Supplementary Governorship elections held in Kebbi and Adamawa States on Saturday, April 15, 2023. I also rejoice with those elected into the Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly during the last round of elections in states where such occurred. These victorious men and women have earned the trust of their people, and I call on them to rededicate themselves to the service of their respective constituents. The supplement, however, I note the Adamawa Supplementary Governorship Election matter and urge police authorities to thoroughly investigate all that transpired in the election, given the attendant controversy. In every democratic contest, there has to be one winner. I call on those aggrieved to pursue legitimate means of addressing their grievances. Try polls have brought the 2023 elections to a final, fitting conclusion. I observed, with satisfaction, the largely peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the supplementary election on Saturday. It was a further testimony that our citizens have accepted democratic norms and have unalloyed faith in the electoral process.

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