Osinbajo appoints 14 INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, Bolaji Adebiyi, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

While 13 of the new appointees were on their first term, Hussaini Pai of the FCT was re-appointed.

The new appointees are: Godwill Obioma (Abia), James Apam (Benue), Nwachukwu Orji (Ebonyi), Iloh Chuks (Enugu), Nentawe Yilwatda (Plateau), Umar Ibrahim (Taraba) and Emeka Joseph (Imo).

Others are Obo Effanga (Cross River), Francis Ezeounu (Anambra), Briyai Frankland (Bayelsa), Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa), Agboke Olaleke (Ogun) and Ahmad Makama (Bauchi).

“These appointees have been confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and therefore, the appointments are with immediate effect,” Adebiyi said.

The RECs also have a five-year renewable tenure, same as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.


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    • Ade Omowest

      You mean that some people would have been accusing others of exclusion?

  • emmanuel

    Where is the $43 million NIA fraud probe report Acting President? There is no darkness in God’s light. Pastor shine forth your light.

  • vincentumenyiora

    None of these including the Chairman is privy to the system like the Option A-4, the finger/ name reader machine being used by the Commission for elections in Nigeria and Minister of Information & Culture is talking about corruption and Change in the orientation of the people! And you have all Professors none of them privy to the conception of the solutions and or methods of INEC’s operation!! I am saying is this fair?

  • vincentumenyiora

    You can easily judge the sincerity of the leadership in Nigeria even in the heat of the hue and cry for ‘change and corruption’ in Nigeria, Vincent claims the ownership of the conception of ‘Option A-4’ including would you believe the thorny solution – finger/ name reader machines yet not the Ministry of Information & Culture nor the Presidency dares to ask the question is this man telling the truth? But do not worry, I have gone this far to jog the minds of those it may concern so, accept that I have given them enough time and respect to act!