In a move aimed at bolstering the transparency and integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process, President Bola Tinubu has appointed nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). These appointments, pending Senate confirmation, mark a significant step in ensuring fair and honest elections in the country.
The appointees are as follows:
- Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne – Edo
- Mr. Bamidele Agbede – Ekiti
- Mr. Jani Adamu Bello – Gombe
- Dr. Taiye Ilayasu – Kwara
- Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi – Lagos
- Alhaji Yahaya Bello – Nasarawa
- Prof. Mohammed Yalwa – Niger
- Dr. Anugbum Onuoha – Rivers
- Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo – Zamfara
These appointments were made in accordance with the powers vested in the President as outlined in Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999, Amended) and Section 6 of the Electoral Act (2022).
President Tinubu’s decision to appoint these RECs underscores his commitment to promoting transparent, fair, and conflict-free elections in Nigeria. He expects the newly appointed commissioners to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct as they carry out their duties.
As Nigeria continues to strive for free and fair elections, these appointments play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the electoral process and building public trust. The nominees, pending Senate approval, will serve as key figures in achieving these objectives.
President Tinubu’s action reflects his dedication to strengthening Nigeria’s democratic institutions and ensuring that elections are conducted with the utmost transparency. As the Senate reviews these appointments, Nigeria anticipates further progress in enhancing the electoral landscape.
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