Tinubu Fixes INEC With New REC Appointments

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced fresh names to fill the vacancies existing in the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) cadre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A statement on Wednesday 25 October, 2023 by Presidential Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed that nine RECs would join INEC in this round of appointment.

It reads:

“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:

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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