Uphold Your Oath Of Office, INEC Chairman Charges New REC

Chairman, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday 30 January 2024 advised a newly sworn in Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Etekamba  Udo Umoren, to strictly discharge his duties according to the oath of his office.

A statement in Abuja by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, disclosed that Umoren served in different capacities in the Akwa Ibom State Civil Service, rising to the position of permanent secretary before his appointment as REC.

Mr. Etekamba  Udo Umoren

Olumekun wrote: “The Commission held its regular weekly meeting today, Tuesday 30th January 2024. The meeting was preceded by the swearing-in of Mr. Etekamba Udo Umoren as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) and deployed to Delta State following the expiration of the tenure of the last holder of the office yesterday, Monday 29th January 2024.

“An indigene of Akwa Ibom State, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Benin. 

“Umoren served in various capacities in the Akwa Ibom State civil service, rising to the position of Permanent Secretary.

“The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, urged the new REC to adhere strictly to his oath of office which requires neutrality and impartiality in the discharge of his duties. He also enjoined the new REC to abide by the Commission’s Code of Conduct and sustain regular consultations with stakeholders.”

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