President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the immediate suspension of embattled Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Hudu Yunusa Ari.
The suspension is pending the completion of an investigation by the Inspector General of Police on the conduct and actions of the REC during the Supplementary election in Adamawa State.
The President also directed the investigation and prosecution of Ari by the Inspector General of Police, if found liable.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) recalls that Ari declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate Aishatu Binani as the winner of the re-run poll while the collation was still ongoing.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) immediately denounced the announcement saying it was the responsibility of the Returning Officer and not the REC.
Buhari, in a statement by the Director of Information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, also directed the Inspector General of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to investigate the role of their officers in aiding and abetting the conduct/actions of Ari for appropriate sanctions, if found liable.