Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred Hudu Yunusa, the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), from its Adamawa State office.
In a letter dated April 17, 2023 and addressed to the Adamawa State REC, the commission's secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony directed the administrative secretary to take full charge.
The letter seen by SaharaReporters on Monday reads in parts, "I hereby convey the commission's decision that you (Barr Hudu Yunusa Ari) Resident Electoral Commissioner, Adamawa State should stay away from the commission's office in Adamawa State immediately until further notice.
"The Administrative Secretary has been directed to take full charge of INEC, Adamawa State with immediate effect."
SaharaReporters on Sunday had reported that the REC, facing huge bribery allegation, controversially declared Aishatu Dahiru Binani, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), the winner of Adamawa state governorship election while results collation process was not completed.