The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Resident Election Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari from office following his illegitimate announcement of Aisha Dahiru Binani’s All-Progressive Congress APC gubernatorial candidate as governor-elect in last weekend’s elections.
As a result, the REC was ordered to stay away from the commission’s office in Yola, Adamawa State.
INEC in a letter dated 17 April 2023 and signed by its secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, has therefore instructed its administrative secretary in the State to take charge of its affairs.
Part of the letter reads;
“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 in Adamawa State immediately until further notice.
“The Administrative Secretary has been directed to take full charge of INEC, Adamawa State with immediate effect.”