The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared as null and void, the results of the governorship election declared in the state by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, even when the collation of result was still ongoing.
A statement by the commission signed by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, Information & Voter Education, said:
“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.”