Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the redeployment of five Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) and four Directors.
INEC, in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, made the disclosure.
He said:”The REC, Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun State. At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Professor AbdulGaniy Olayinka Raji, will take charge as REC, Osun State.
“In the same vein, the REC, Bayelsa State, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, will take up his new role as the REC for Cross River State
while Dr. Emannuel Alex Hart proceeds to Bayelsa State as the REC from his former office in Cross River State. The REC, Zamfara State, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna State”.
It added: “Similarly, the Director (Voter Education and Publicity), Mr. Nick Dazang, has proceeded on terminal leave. Consequently, Mr. Victor Ayodele Aluko has been reassigned from Director (Administration) to Voter Education and Publicity as Director, while Mr. Mikah Thabbal Lakumna is redeployed to Administration from his erstwhile position as Director (Security).
“Mr. Nduh Lebari Samson moves from the office of the Secretary to the Commission to Director (Security). Mr. Yakubu Mohammed Duku, Director in the Electoral Operations Department, proceeds to Niger State as the substantive Administrative Secretary.
“The handing/taking over activities should be completed by Monday 13th September 2021. The redeployments are part of the Commission’s routine administrative postings”.
Meanwhile the commission has so far completed the registration of 569,828 prospective voters of which online pre-registration has 2,485,770 while the total applications for voter transfer, replacement of PVCs and update of voter information is 3,325,741.
Anambra, Osun, Kano, Bauchi and Delta states are leading with 39,528, 35,319, 29,748, 27,781 and 25,179, respectively as at the end of August while Imo, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi and the FCT are at the bottom with; 4,965, 5,515, 5,884, 6,858, 6,017, respectively.