The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended collation of result in Adamawa Governorship Election.
Recall that Aro Okeigbo Blog had earlier reported that a supplementary election was held in the state on Saturday.
following this, they have been a news flying around the internet that the APC candidate has worn the seat, in a release made by INEC minutes ago, they debunked the news and described it void.
See release below,
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 immediately.
Detailed statement to follow shortly.
Barr. Festus Okoye
National Commissioner, Information &Voter Education.