The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has halted further announcement of the results of the supplementary election in Adamawa State.
It also summoned the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Hudu Yunis Ari to Abuja.
This followed the declaration of Senator Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani as winner of the election by Prof Ari.
INEC, in a statement issued by its National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, noted that collation of results was still ongoing at the time of the announcement.
The INEC statement reads.:
The attention of the Commission has been drawn to a purported declaration of winner in the Adamawa Governorship election by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) even when the process has clearly not been concluded.
The action of the REC is a usurpation of the power of the Returning Officer. It is null, void and of no effect.
Consequently, the collation of results of the supplementary election is hereby suspended.
The REC, Returning Officer and all involved are hereby invited to the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja immediately.