Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have reconvened at the state collation centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The officials reconvened amid heavy presence of security operatives, few hours after INEC gave the returning officer to go ahead at any time that pleases him
INEC had on Sunday suspended collation for the Saturday supplementary governorship election in Adamawa after Ari announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner over the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
INEC had immediately summoned Ari to Abuja and declared his announcement an invalid declaration and an usurpation of the powers of the collation and returning officer.
The Commission also said it will write the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to probe and prosecute Ari.