INEC Gets 14 New Resident Electoral Commissioners
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo appointed the officials on Thursday.
While 13 of the new appointees are on their first term, Hussaini Halilu Pai of the FCT was re-appointed.
The new appointees are: Professor Godwill Obioma (Abia), James Lorliam Apam (Benue), Dr. Nwachukwu Orji (Ebonyi), Dr. Iloh Joseph Valentine Chuks (Enugu), Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda (Plateau), Umar Ibrahim (Taraba) and Mr. Emeka Ononamadu Joseph (Imo).
Others are Obo O. Effanga (Cross River), Professor Francis Chuckwemeka Ezeounu (Anambra), Dr. Briyai O. Frankland (Bayelsa), Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa), Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun) and Alhaji Ahmad Makama (Bauchi).
“These appointees have been confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and therefore, the appointments are with immediate effect,” Adebiyi said.
The RECs also have a five-year renewable tenure like the Chairman of INEC.