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INEC suspends Sokoto resident electoral commissioner

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Sokoto State, Dr Nura Ali, with immediate effect.

The suspension came via a letter signed by INEC’s Secretary, Rose Orlaran-Anthony, on Monday addressed to both the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the Administrative Secretary in the state.

According to the letter, Dr Nura Ali has been directed to stay away from the Commission’s office in Sokoto State until further notice.

The suspension may not be unconnected to the recent allegations of irregularities in the just-concluded election in the state.

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