Stay away from office – INEC warns Sokoto REC
It’s election season in Nigeria, and things are heating up. With only four days left until the governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made a big decision.
They’ve directed the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Sokoto State, Dr Nura Ali, to stay away from the commission. The decision was made in a letter from the commission’s secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, which was addressed to the Sokoto State office of the commission.
According to a source in the commission, the letter said, “This is to inform you of the commission’s decision for you (Dr Nura Ali), Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sokoto State, to stay away from the commission’s office in Sokoto state immediately until furthermore notice. The administrative secretary is directed to take full charge of INEC, Sokoto State office with immediate effects.”
This means that Dr Nura Ali is not allowed to come to work until further notice. Instead, the administrative secretary, Hauwa Aliyu Kangiwa, will take charge of the commission in Sokoto State. The letter also directed Hauwa to take responsibility for all administrative and election-related matters until further notice.
But why did INEC make this decision? Apparently, it has to do with the presidential election and some shortcomings that were noticed. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, recently had a meeting with state RECs and vowed to deal with any officials who contributed to these shortcomings.
So, it seems that INEC is taking things very seriously this election season. They want to make sure that everything goes smoothly, and they’re willing to make big decisions to ensure that. For now, Dr Nura Ali will have to stay away from the commission, and Hauwa Aliyu Kangiwa will take charge. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
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