Hudu Yunusa Ari, the Resident Electoral Commissioner who declared Aisha Binani the winner of the Adamawa governorship election has been suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ari wrongfully announced the All Progressives Congress candidate Binani as the winner of the gubernatorial election in Adamawa while voting was ongoing.
There have been calls for Ari’s sack but INEC only told him to stay away from elections in the state in a statement released to the media.
Rose Oriaran-Anthony, secretary to the commission, has now been ordered to take full charge of activities in Adamawa state.
The statement 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 until further notice.
“The Administrative Secretary has been directed to take full charge of INEC, Adamawa state with immediate effect.”