- INEC has resumed the collation of Adamawa Saturday's supplementary governor election results barely 48 hours after the suspension
- The resumption of the exercise commenced under tight security at the state collation centre in Yola, Adamawa's capital
- Present at the centre is the returning officer, Mohammed Mele; the national spokesperson of the INEC, Festus Okoye and other top officials of the commission in the state
Yola, Adamawa - The officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have resumed the collation of the supplementary governorship election conducted on Saturday, April 15, in Adamawa state.
The collation resumed under tight security at the state collation centre in Yola, the state capital, Channels Television reported.
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Adamu Gujungu, the administrative secretary of INEC in Adamawa state who was mandated to take over from the resident electoral commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari, was cited at the collation centre.
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Also seen at the venue were Festus Okoye, the national commissioner and chairman of the information and voter education committee of INEC.
Present at the venue was Mohammed Mele, the INEC returning officer in the state.
The commission has earlier suspended the collation following the declaration of Aishatu Binani, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the poll by the resident electoral commissioner.
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The commissioner took the role of the returning officer of the electoral body in the state while collation was still ongoing.
Before the suspension of the collation exercise on Saturday night, results from 10 local governments that had been released showed the APC candidate trailing Ahmadu Fintiri, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Results from the remaining 10 LGAs were going to commence by 11am on Sunday, April 16, and the returning officer, Mele Lamido, was absent when Ari announced Binani of the APC as the winner of the election.
Suspected ballot snatcher shot dead in Kebbi State
Legit.ng earlier reported that a suspected ballot snatcher in the Bajida polling unit 001 of the Fakai local government area of Kebbi state had been gunned down by soldiers.
The yet-to-be-identified ballot snatcher reportedly stormed the polling unit and claimed to be a security agent but was shot while attempting to collect a gun from a soldier at the polling unit.
Eyewitnesses at the polling unit said he was a member of the proscribed volunteered vigilante group known as Yansakai.