The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State Barrister Hudu Yunusa-Ari has been suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. The suspension was due to his unconstitutional declaration of the All Progressives Congress APC Governorship Candidate, Aisha Dahiru Binani as Governor-Elect in last weekend’s rerun election.
He has been ordered to stay away from the office of the commission in Yola, Adamawa State. This was contained in a letter dated April 17, 2023, and signed by INEC’s Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony. The body directed its Administrative Secretary in the state to take charge of its affairs.
The letter reads in part; “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 immediately until further notice.
“The Administrative Secretary has been directed to take full charge of INEC, Adamawa State with immediate effect.”