Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has welcomed the arrest of Hudu Yunusa Ari, the suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Adamawa calling it a bold step towards justice dispensation.
A statement by his Director General Media and Communications, Solomon Kumangar made available to this medium Wednesday said as far as the Governor is concerned the arrest of Hudu is a big relief and proof that the long arm of the Law will always catch up with Felons.
“While Hudu was at large, he had continued to stoke the embers of discord, misinformation and half truths about the real motive for his actions and his ignominious role in the sad event of March 16th April, 2023 where he tried with the assistance of compromised security agents including the commissioner of police Mohammed Barde, DSS Director Bulama and NSCDC Commandant to force an unpopular choice on the citizens of Adamawa State by way of a ‘civilian coup’.
“Our demands as have been reiterated over and over again, is for justice to run its full course and for everyone involved in this electoral heist of the ignoble declaration of the APC failed candidate as the winner of the election when collation of election results were yet to be concluded,is to face the full wrath of the law.
“The arrest of Yunusa Hudu-Ari is an important first step, in maintaining the sanctitiy of the Electoral law and the constitution of the Federal Republic if Nigeria.
“It is also reassuring to our aggrieved citizens who have persevered through the sleight and sneer of those who believed willy nilly that our demand for justice may never see the light of day given the nation’s penchant for impunity and circumvention of the rule of law.
“We see hope that a new Nigeria is possible and welcome the arrest of Hudu and ask the police and all relevant investigating agencies to ensure due diligence in the prosecution of this case to its logical conclusion to serve as lesson for posterity,” the statement said.