By Hindi Livinus
The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressive Congress, Governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Aishatu Ahmed, popularly known as Binani of attempting to protect herself from indictment, by approaching a Federal High court in Abuja, seeking to stop the prosecution of Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa-Ari.
Scribe of the Adamawa chapter of the PDP, Idris Yahya, stated this on Tuesday in Yola when he addressed journalists, calling on President Bola Tinubu to wade into the matter.
The PUNCH had reported that the governorship candidate of the APC, Sen. Aishatu Ahmed, popularly known as Binani, had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to stop the prosecution of Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa-Ari by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Yahya said even before the ignoble role of the Adamawa REC, who failed in his bid to ensure Binani emerged as the winner of the Adamawa governorship election by hook or crook, the party had made repeated calls to complain about Binani and her desperation, but neither her party nor INEC showed any concern about it.
He said the latest attempt by Binani to stop the prosecution of Hudu Yunusa-Ari, only confirmed her as the “Chief executioner and principal actor” in the attempted civilian coup orchestrated by the suspended Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner.
He said, “Binani by this action has shown herself to be the chief executioner and principal actor in the attempted civilian coup orchestrated by the suspended Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yunusa Ari-Hudu, who usurped the returning officer and illegally, declared her winner of Adamawa governorship elections even when collation of results for the supplementary governorship polls were still being collated. Her intention is to protect Hudu because she knows what she has done. Because with the prosecution of Hudu, she knows she will be indicted.”
Yahya also alleged that Binani had yet to face prosecution for her own role in the saga because of the invincible hands backing her. He said, “Binani I believe has not faced prosecution because of the invisible hands behind her otherwise she ought to be prosecuted for aiding and abetting Hudu’s illegal declaration of her as the winner of the Adamawa governorship elections.
“You were part of a treasonable plot and now you are going back asking your lawyer to stop the prosecution of the suspended REC who the police by its investigations said it has established a prima facie case against him.”
He said his appeal to President Bola Tinubu to intervene is to resist Binani’s push to stop the prosecution of her close ally in the failed civilian coup which she tried to orchestrate in Adamawa.