A leaked audio recording has surfaced online, implicating the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa, in an attempt to rig the governorship election in favor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani.
In the audio, Yunusa is heard instructing an election official, Hammajam Mohammed, to do everything possible to ensure that Binani emerged victorious.
According to reports, Yunusa directed Mohammed to manipulate the results in Binani’s favor, claiming that he received instructions from a higher authority to do so.
He was also heard urging Mohammed to “do just anything” to ensure Binani’s victory. The audio recording was reportedly made during a phone conversation between Yunusa and Mohammed.
The incident reportedly occurred in Furore town, where collation was temporarily suspended following the alleged incident.
Meanwhile, SaharaReporters contacted Yunusa, who denied the allegation but attempted to negotiate with the media outlet to kill the report.
This revelation has sparked outrage from Nigerians, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the matter.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has also come under heavy criticism for allowing such misconduct to occur during an election.
Election rigging has been a persistent problem in Nigerian politics, and this latest incident highlights the need for more robust measures to curb political corruption.
Nigerians are calling on the government to take action and ensure that those responsible for this attempt to undermine the democratic process are held accountable.
In conclusion, it is essential to prioritize the integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process, as this is vital to the growth and development of democracy in the country.
It is hoped that the government will take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future and ensure that those who attempt to undermine the democratic process are brought to justice.