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As president Tinubu appoints 9 RECs for INEC, Embattled Hudu remains Adamawa’s REC

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As president Tinubu appoints 9 RECs for INEC, Embattled Hudu remains Adamawa’s REC

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AS President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of nine new Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission for a term of five years each.

The embattled Barr Hudu Ari remained the Adamawa Resident electoral commissioner (REC) and he may finish when the court has justify his actions during the last Governorship election.

Recalled Hudu declared Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru (Binani) winner of the election amidst many controversies of inconclusive polls, which INEC later upturned his decision by declaring Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri as the supposed winner.

The nine RECs’ appointment by Tinubu is however subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Wednesday that the appointment was done based on powers vested in him by Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999, Amended) and Section 6 of the Electoral Act (2022).

The new appointees included Mr. Isah Shaka Ehimeakne, Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Mr. Bamidele Agbede, Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Mr. Jani Adamu Bello, Gombe State Resident Electoral Commissioner; and Dr. Taiye Ilayasu, Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Others are Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi, Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Nasarawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Prof. Mohammed Yalwa, Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner; Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner; and Mr. Abubakar Fawa Dambo, Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner.

“President Tinubu expects the new appointees to abide by the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the discharge of their duties, in accordance with his determination to facilitate the establishment of a new and sustainable standard of transparent, fair, and conflict-free electoral conduct in Nigeria,” the statement added.