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IG of Police replaces Adamawa CP over governorship election

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Barde, who supervised the governorship poll, to withdraw from the state with immediate effect.

The IGP also named the Commissioner of Police in charge of Gombe State, CP Etim Equa as his replacement.

Baba ordered Equa to immediately proceed to Adamawa State for election security of the yet-to-be concluded supplementary governorship poll.

Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Abuja.

The spokesperson stressed that the police chief is committed to a free and fair process.

He said; “The IGP has given directive that the commissioner of police on election security in Adamawa State, CP Barde should pull out of Adamawa State and the Commissioner of Police in charge of Gombe State, CP Etim Equa to proceed to Adamawa immediately, to go and supervise election and provide necessary information and ensure that the process is a success.”

Adejobi also said the IGP has yet to receive any letter from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking the probe and prosecution of its embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa, Hudu Yunusa Ari, who announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner over the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday.