NSCDC CG Summons Adamawa Commandant Over Election Controversy
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on April 20, 2023
The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has summoned the Adamawa State Commandant of the Corps, Muhammad Bello, to the Corps’ National Headquarters to explain the role he played in the just concluded election in the state.
A statement by the Corps spokesman, Commandant Olusola Odumosu, on Wednesday, said this is in connection to the controversy surrounding the just concluded Adamawa State governorship supplementary election where the Corps was alleged of complicity along with other security agencies.
The Corps’ helmsman directed the State Commandant to immediately hand over affairs of the Command to his immediate subordinate to allow him time to provide the management of the Corps with an explanation of the role he played in the exercise.
Daily Trust reports that Dr Audi emphasised that NSCDC is a non-partisan and non-political organisation that will not tolerate the involvement of personnel or any of its formation in political controversies as widely alleged.
The declaration of Aisha Binani Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), of the Independent National Commission (INEC), when the results from the remaining LGAs had not been announced sparked widespread anger which elicited the purported allegation against the Corps.