INEC removes Sokoto REC, Admin secretary takes charge

By Jibril Almustapha 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) orders Resident Electoral Commissioner in-charge of Sokoto state,  Dr. Nura Ali, to vacate office with immediate effect.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the commissioner signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, and made available to SMARTS NEWS, reads, “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 further notice.

“The Administrative Secretary is directed to take full charge of INEC, Sokoto State with immediate effect.” the commission added.

SMARTS NEWS learnt that the motives behind the removal of the commissioner remain undisclosed as at the time of filing this  report.

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