The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indefinitely suspended the resident electoral commissioner in Sokoto (Mr Ali’s). On Monday 6th of February, 2023, Mr Ali’s suspension was conveyed in a letter by the commission’s national secretary, Rose Orlaran-Anthony.

The letter was addressed to Mr Ali and Sokoto state INEC administrative secretary, Hajiya Aliyu, who was instructed to assume the leadership of the commission’s activities in the state until further notice.

Although the letter did not specify the reason for Mr Ali’s suspension. INEC declared the parliamentary election held in the state inconclusive, adding that supplementary elections will be held in the three senatorial districts.