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BREAKING ! Tinubu Appoints New INEC Commissioners | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Oct 25, 2023

 

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

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement on Wednesday, said the appointment was done based on 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 appointees included 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; and Dr. Taiye Ilayasu, Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Others were 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.

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