The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa Ari.
The REC had on Sunday controversially announced All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Aisha Dahiru Binani, the winner, after the supplementary election.
In a letter on Monday, the national headquarters of the electoral umpire ordered Ari to stay away from the commission’s office in Yola, the state capital.
The letter dated April 17, 2023, and signed by INEC Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, directed the Administrative Secretary in Adamawa to take charge.
“I hereby convey the Commission’s decision that you (Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari), Resident Electoral Commissioner, Adamawa State should stay away from the Commission’s office immediately until further notice.
“The Administrative Secretary has been directed to take full charge of INEC, Adamawa State, with immediate effect,” the letter read.