Yola—The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa has been reportedly beaten and stripped after declaring Aisha Binani winner of the Adamawa governorship election, according to reports by Daily Report Nigeria.
It was earlier reported that Hudu announced Binani, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s supplementary poll on Sunday morning.
However, the announcement was declared a ‘usurpation of powers of the Returning Officer’ by the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying Hudu’s action had no effect whatsoever.
INEC said in a tweet that “The action of the REC is a usurpation of the power of the Returning Officer. It is null, void and of no effect.
“Consequently, the collation of results of the supplementary election is hereby suspended.”
Shortly after the nullification of Binani as governor-elect, Hudu was attacked by suspected thugs, beaten and stripped off his clothes.
Videos circulating on social media show the REC with a bloodied face and just on his undies on him.