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Tinubu Appoints Nine INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners

President Bola Tinubu has by 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), 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.

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A press statement on Wednesday, signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President announced the INEC officers are:

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

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

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.

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