By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has removed Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohammed Barde, who was on duty during the Adamawa State supplementary election on Saturday with immediate effect.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Adejobi said that the IGP was committed to a free and fair electoral process.
He added that the IGP ordered the removal of Barde, who is the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, and replaced him with Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, Etim Equa.
Meanwhile, INEC officials have reportedly reconvened at the state collation centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The officials reconvened amid heavy presence of security operatives.
INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Adamu Gujungu, who has been mandated to take the place of the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari, was seen at the collation centre.