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Tinubu appoints Resident Electoral Commissioners for Lagos, Edo, 7 others states

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Tinubu appoints Resident Electoral Commissioners for Lagos, Edo, 7 others states

President Bola Tinubu

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday appointed new Resident Electoral Commissioners for Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Rivers and Zamfara States.

The appointment of the nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners was announced in a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Public Affairs.

The appointment of Resident Electoral Commissioners is subject to the pproval of the 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 nine (9) 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:

“President Tinubu expects the new appointees 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,” Ngelale said in the statement.

See details of the new Resident Electoral Commissioners below:

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

Dr. Taiye Ilayasu — Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner

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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

Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo — Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner

They are to serve for five years each if they successfully scale screening of the Senate.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 25, 2023

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