INEC deploys 14 new RECs to states

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved the posting of 14 newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to states, according to a statement by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu.

The statement issued on Friday showed that James Apam from Benue was posted to Kogi, while Nentawe Yilwatda from Plateau was posted to Benue.

Halilu Pai from FCT was posted to Plateau, Umar Ibrahim (Taraba) to Gombe; Ahmad Makama (Bauchi) to Taraba; Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa) to Bauchi; and Godwill Obioma (Abia) to Ebonyi.

Nwachukwu Orji of Ebonyi was posted to Anambra; Iloh Chuks (Enugu) to Abia; Emeka Joseph (Imo) to Enugu State and Francis Ezeonu (Anambra) to Imo.

The commission also approved the posting of Obo Effanga (Cross River) to Edo; Briyi Frankland (Bayelsa) to Cross River; and Agboke Olaleke (Ogun) to Ondo.

NAN reports that the posting was released immediately after the new RECs took their oaths of office at the INEC headquarters, Abuja.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had earlier told the officials that none of them would be posted to his or her state of origin, and urged them to be prepared to serve in any part of the country.

He advised them to adhere strictly to the provisions of the constitution, electoral act and other legal frameworks in the discharge of their duties.



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  • Bala Salihu Dawakin kudu

    Welcome development from the INEC national chairman Mr. Yakubu. I personally commended the way and manner you have posted the officers and make sure they work according to the provision of the of the constitution

    • suleiman

      This cannot be commendable. Send all the Northerners to the south and the southerners to the north. This way we see a sincerity. If I were the president of this country, which I might never be, I will directed that all Vice Chancellors and other heads of educational institutions of northern extraction be posted to the south and vice versa. When this was done before, there was quality in the tertiary institutions. Having indigens head these institutions has turned them into religious and tribal institutions. If Nigeria must be a united country, we must begin to think diversity rather than region. So you are wrong here and thinking religion and region