Sunday, April 14, 2024

President Tinubu appoints nine INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners

By powers vested in him by Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999, Amended) and Section 6 of the Electoral Act (2022), President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission for a term of five years each, subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

The RECs are: Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne — Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Mr. Bamidele Agbede —Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Mr. Jani Adamu Bello — Gombe State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Dr. Taiye Ilayasu — Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner;
Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi — Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Alhaji Yahaya Bello — Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner;
Prof. Mohammed Yalwa — Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner;
Dr. Anugbum Onuoha — Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner and Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

According to Ngelale, “President Tinubu expects the new appointees to abide by the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the discharge of their duties, in accordance with his determination to facilitate the establishment of a new and sustainable standard of transparent, fair, and conflict-free electoral conduct in Nigeria.”

Popular Articles