Hudu Yunusa Ari Under Fire as CP Warns Adamawa REC Against Unguided Utterances
The Commissioner of Police, in charge of Adamawa State Command, [CP] Afolabi Adeniyi has handed down warning to the State Resident Electoral Commisser (REC), Hudu Yunusa, against utterances capable of inciting public chaos.
The CP gave the warning after the REC alleged threat to his life following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of the March 18 governorship election inconclusive.
The REC on Tuesday told newsmen at his residence in Bauchi, where he has been after the initial governorship election, that his life was in danger over the inability of the Adamawa police bos to assure of his safety.
In a statement on Thursday, the Police commissioner said he never told the REC that his safety was not guaranteed.
The statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, assured the Police have deployed enough assets to provide tight security.
“The Command’s deployment was massive and highly commendable, as political thugs across the state were warned and denied access to the collation centre. The CP re-emphasised that the presence of police and other security agents is firm determination of the command in creating a secure environment for the electoral process,” the police command stated.
It emphasised that such intensified security measure is “a further manifestation of the Inspector-General of police (IGP)’s determination to ensure conducive atmosphere and assist in monitoring INEC materials, prevent any attempt to invade INEC premises, coordinate timely response to distress calls and to clamp down on any threat on the electoral process.