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Tinubu Appoints 10 New INEC RECs

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a five-year term each.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Wednesday that the appointments are subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

“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 10 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 statement read.

The new appointees are:

Mr. Etekamba Umoren — Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne — Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola — Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Abubakar Ahmed Ma’aji — Gombe State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Shehu Wahab — Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi — Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Aminu Kasimu Idris — Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Prof. Mohammed Yelwa — Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Dr. Anugbum Onuoha — Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner

Mr. Isma’ila Kaura Moyi — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner

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President Tinubu urged the new appointees to abide by the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the discharge of their duties.

He added that this is 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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