Breaking: Tinubu appoints nine INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of nine (9) new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a term of five (5) years each, subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, who disclosed this via a statement on Wednesday, said that the appointment is in accordance of the 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).

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

The statement also said, “President Tinubu expects the new appointees to uphold the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the performance of their duties. This is in line with his commitment to help set a new and lasting standard for fair, transparent, and conflict-free election conduct in Nigeria.”

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