Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
The federal government has approved the appointment of 12 persons as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following their confirmation by the Senate.
Similarly, two appointees were retained on the REC list made by acting President Yemi Osinbajo thursday.
A statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said the appointments were with immediate effect as they had been ratified by the Senate.
The newly appointed RECs, according to the statement, are: Professor Godwill Obioma, (Abia); JamesLorliam Apam (Benue); Dr. Nwachukwu Orji (Ebonyi); Dr. Iloh Joseph Valentine Chuks (Enugu); Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, Plateau; Umar Ibrahim (Taraba); Mr. Emeka Ononamadu Joseph (Imo); Obo.O.Effanga (Cross River); Professor Francis Chuckwuemeka Ezeounu (Anambra); Dr.Briyai O. Frankland (Bayelsa); Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa); and Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun).
Those reappointed as RECs were Alhaji Ahmad Makama (Bauchi) and Hussaini Halilu P, who is representing (FCT).