INEC postpones collation of Adamawa election indefinitely

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Abuja, April 18, 2023 – The announcement of the result of Adamawa Supplementary election will wait longer as INEC has postponed the collation of the result till further notice.

The commission announced this on Tuesday after an emergency meeting with its National Commissioners in Abuja.

INEC said that the new date for resumption of collation would be determined by the returning officer.

A statement issued at the end of the meeting said the meeting also resolved to write the Inspector General of Police for the immediate investigation and prosecution of the controversial REC.

It also resolved to request the Secretary General of the Federation to take further action on Ari.

“At its meeting today, 18th April 2023, the Commission discussed matters arising from the Adamawa Governorship election and decided to:

“Write to the Inspector-General of Police for the immediate investigation and possible prosecution of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari.

“Request the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to draw the attention of the appointing authority to the unwholesome behaviour of the REC for further action,” the commission said.

The postponement of the result of Adamawa Supplementary Election followed the controversy generated by the action of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari, to unilaterally declare Binani as Adamawa State governor-elect when collation of results was still ongoing.

INEC suspended further collation of the result and summoned the commissioner to Abuja.

The commissioner was suspended from office and asked to stay away from INEC office in Adamawa. (GBN)

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