Two National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deployed to supervise the conduct of the governorship election in Adamawa were harassed at the weekend.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye condemned the harassment and urged security agencies in the state to arrest the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, in a viral video on Sunday, an alleged INEC commissioner in Adamawa state could be seen in pain with droplets of blood on his chest off a bleeding lip.
Earlier, INEC said its attention had been drawn to the purported declaration of a winner in the Adamawa State Governorship election by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari.
According to INEC, the action of the REC was an usurpation of the powers of the Returning Officer and therefore null, void and of no effect.
“Consequently, the collation of the result of the supplementary election held yesterday 15th April 2023 is suspended forthwith.
The REC for Adamawa State and all other officials involved in the process are hereby directed to report immediately to INEC headquarters in Abuja”, the commission added