PREPARATION TO FAIL: 33 STATES HAVE NO RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION SAYS INEC

 

INEC: 33 states will have  no RECs from next week
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

Five more states will be left without Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the tenure of some of those on seat will terminate tomorrow.

A National Commissioner of INEC, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, who made this known at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, gave the names of those leaving the services of INEC on March 4 to include: Prof. Jacob Jatau (Federal Capital Territory), Mr Segun Agbaje (Ondo), Barrister Austin Okojie (Bayelsa), Mr Nasir Ayilara (Niger) and Baba Abba Yusuf (Adamawa).

According to her, “By March 4, five more Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) will complete their tenure. This is in addition to the 28 RECs who had earlier completed their tenure.

“We thank these gentlemen for their contributions to the work of the commission over the last five years and wish them well in their future endeavours,” she said.

States that currently have no RECs are: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

Daily Trust reports that three more RECs will be leaving the services of INEC in July, and once they leave, the commission will be left with only one REC, whose tenure will end in 2020 after the 2019 general elections.

Those that would quit in July, according to our findings, are:

Aniedi Ikoiwak (Rivers), Baritor Kpagig (Delta) and Habu Zarma Hinna (Taraba).

It is only Abdullahi Kaugama’s (Kaduna) tenure that will end in 2020.

Read more at http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/inec-33-states-will-have-no-recs-from-next-week/187698.html#YsxHdfyOGGpzrOQZ.99

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