Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). The Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, disclosed this via a statement released in Abuja on Thursday.
The new appointees are, Prof. Godwill Obioma (Abia), James Lorliam (Benue), Dr. Nwachukwu Orji (Ebonyi), Dr. Iloh Joseph Valentine Chuks (Enugu), Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda (Plateau) and Umar Ibrahim (Taraba).
Others are – Mr. Emeka Ononamadu Joseph (Imo), Obo O. Effang (Cross River), Prof. Francis Chuckwemeka Ezeounu (Anambra), Dr. Briyai O. Fardinard (Bayelsa), Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa), Agboke Mutiu (Ogun), Hussaini Halilu Pai – FCT (Reappointment) and Alhaji Ahmad Makama (Bauchi).
The appointments of the RECs, who have been confirmed by the Senate, the statement says, take immediate effect.