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JUST IN: Tinubu appoints nine new INEC RECs

President Bola Tinubu has appointed nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a five-year term each.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Abuja, Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu has appointed nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a five-year term each.

Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the President on media and publicity said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The appointments are subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The statement reads, “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 (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 new appointees 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

Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

The president urged the new appointees to abide by the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in discharging 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.

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