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Tinubu approves appointment of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners for INEC (Full List)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu urges the newly-appointed Resident Electoral Commissioners to abide by ‘the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the discharge of their duties’

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of 10 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a term of five years each, subject to confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this development in s statement Wednesday, October 25, 2023, said President Tinubu approved the fresh appointments in accordance with the 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 statement listed the new INEC RECs as follows:

  1. Mr. Etekamba Umoren — Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  2. Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne — Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  3. Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola — Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  4. Mr. Abubakar Ahmed Ma’aji — Gombe State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  5. Mr. Shehu Wahab — Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  6. Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi — Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  7. Mr. Aminu Kasimu Idris — Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  8. Prof. Mohammed Yelwa — Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  9. Dr. Anugbum Onuoha — Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner
  10. Mr. Isma’ila Kaura Moyi — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

The Presidential media aide noted Tinubu, therefore, expects the new  appointees in INEC to abide by “the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the discharge of 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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