Independent National Electoral Commission will on Tuesday in Abuja hold a meeting to take a decision on the controversy currently trailing the supplementary election in Adamawa State.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this on Sunday.
Okoye said all the INEC national commissioners were currently on election assignments in different states where the Saturday’s supplementary elections were conducted and won’t return to the commission’s headquarters until Tuesday.
He noted once all the national commissioners returned to Abuja, they’ll all meet with the INEC National Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to take a decision on the current controversy over the Adamawa State governorship rerun poll.
He said, “You can see all national commissioner are out on national assignments. Hopefully, on Tuesday, we’ll all be back in Abuja to address the Adamawa matter.”
Before INEC’s suspension of the collation of the results of the Adamawa governorship election, incumbent Governor Umaru Fintiri of the PDP was leading Senator Binani of the APC by over 1000 votes in the results collated from 10 local government areas.
The returning officer had adjourned the exercise till 11am, but the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari, declared Binani the winner without results from 10 LGAs.
INEC had subsequently voided the declaration and summoned the REC to Abuja.