The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of the Adamawa State supplementary governorship poll.
In a statement on Sunday, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye slammed the action of the Adamawa REC, saying it usurps the power of the Returning Officer.
“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 statement read.
“The action of the Resident Electoral Commission 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 Commission thereafter summoned the REC, Returning Officer and all involved to its Headquarters in Abuja.