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ADAMAWA: APC withdraws suspended REC as witness in tribunal

THE All Progressives Congress (APC)’s lead counsel at the Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, Akin Olujimi, has announced that suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner Hudu Yunusa-Ari will withdraw as a witness.

Yunusa-Ari was to be the APC’s main witness in their petition against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This is happening a day after the tribunal barred Yunusa-Ari from testifying as a witness due to the petitioner’s failure to notify the tribunal of its plan to present him as a witness.

Following this development, the suspended REC was replaced by another witness, a forensic expert, to conclude its presentation.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has adjourned till August 2, 2023, for further proceedings.

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