Adamawa Election Squabble: INEC Asks Commissioner to Step aside indefinitely

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By Iyojo Ameh

Following the squabble that marred the announcement of result by the Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commission on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has on Monday announced the suspension of its Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Adamawa state, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari from office following his illegal declaration of the All Progressives Congress APC Governorship Candidate, Aisha Dahiru Binani as Governor-elect in last weekend’s rerun election.

In a letter signed by its Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony has therefore directed its Administrative Secretary in the state to take charge of its affairs and ordered the REC has to stay away from the office of the commission in Yola, Adamawa state.

The Letter below:


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.

2. Please, accept the assurances of the Commission’s warm regards.


Rose Oriaran-Anthony Secretary to the Commission

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