Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Director office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
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).
According to the statement, the RECs have been confirmed by the Senate.