The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has summoned the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Barrister Hudu Yunusa, over the declaration of the result of the election held on Saturday.
The commission disclosed this on Sunday via its Twitter handle, noting that the process has clearly not been concluded before he made the announcement.
“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 iediately. Detailed statement to follow shortly.”