The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results in the supplementary election in Adamawa State. According to a statement by INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, the process is yet to be concluded.
A video emerged on social media where the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mallam Hudu Yunusa Ari, announced that the APC candidate, Aisha Dahiru, won the election. The REC’s announcement violates the laws guiding the declaration of winners in such elections, which is the responsibility of the Returning Officer. Therefore, we call on INEC to immediately prosecute the REC for his actions.
Nigerians are watching, and their trust in the electoral process will be tested if INEC fails to follow due process. We urge Nigerians to remain calm and observant as the events unfold. As an organization, we are monitoring the proceedings closely and will ensure that we follow it to the end.
Director of Communications
Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative