All National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are presently in a closed-door meeting at the commission’s national headquarters in Abuja.
This is coming less than 24 hours after INEC suspended its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa Ari.
Ari had caused a major uproar after he announced Aisha Binani of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the Adamawa governorship election on Sunday while collation was ongoing.
The INEC REC had on Sunday stirred controversy when at about 9am he announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of Saturday’s supplementary election over the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
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.