The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed Sam Olumekun as the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Lagos State.

Olumekun is the immediate past INEC commissioner in Edo State.

He assumed duty on Wednesday at the state headquarters in Yaba.

His appointment followed the retirement of Akin Orebiyi, the immediate past REC in the state.

Olumekun, while addressing members of staff, sought their cooperation and that of politicians and others involved in election matters for the success of the electoral body’s operations.