The Independent National Electoral Commission has reopened the collation centre for the Adamawa governorship supplementary election.
The collation exercise in the state was stopped on Sunday after, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as ‘Binani’ the winner of the election.
INEC had immediately summoned Ari to Abuja and declared his announcement an invalid declaration and a usurpation of the powers of the collation and returning officer.
The electoral umpire 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 on Sunday, but Mele Lamido, the returning officer for the Adamawa governorship election, was not present when Ari announced Binani as the winner of the election.
According to the constitution, Lamido is the rightful official empowered to declare the winner of the election.