Tinubu Appoints Nine INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs)

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President Bola Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to serve within the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These appointments hold for a duration of five years and remain subject to the confirmation process by the Nigerian Senate.

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Ajuri Ngelale, the media aide to Tinubu, stated that these appointments are grounded in the powers entrusted to 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 include Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne, who will be the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo State, Mr. Bamidele Agbede for Ekiti State, Mr. Jani Adamu Bello for Gombe State, and Dr. Taiye Ilayasu for Kwara State. Additional appointees consist of Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Lagos State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for Nasarawa State, Prof. Mohammed Yalwa for Niger State, Dr. Anugbum Onuoha for Rivers State, and Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo for Zamfara State.

Ngelale emphasized that President Tinubu’s expectation is for the new appointees to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in the execution of their responsibilities. This aligns with his commitment to fostering a new and sustainable benchmark for transparent, equitable, and conflict-free electoral processes in Nigeria.

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