The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have reconvened at the state collation centre in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that the officials reconvened amid the heavy presence of security operatives,
INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Adamu Gujungu, who has been directed to assume the role of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in place of Hudu Yunusa Ari, was observed at the collation centre.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, is anticipated to be present at the collation centre.
INEC writes IG to probe Ari
All Nigeria Latest News had reported that INEC, on Tuesday, wrote the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to probe and prosecute the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari.
INEC suspended the collation process for the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa on Sunday after the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari, declared Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner over the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ari summoned to Abuja
INEC had immediately summoned Ari to Abuja and declared his announcement an invalid declaration and an usurpation of the powers of the collation and returning officer.
The Commission also said it will write the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to probe and prosecute Ari.
Before the collation exercise was suspended on Saturday night, results from 10 LGAs had been announced — and Binani was trailing Fintiri.
The collation of results from the remaining 10 LGAs was expected to commence by 11am on Sunday, and Mele Lamido, the returning officer for the Adamawa governorship election, was not present when Ari announced Binani as the winner of the election.
Meanwhile, according to the constitution, Lamido is the rightful official empowered to declare the winner of the election.