The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and four Directors in a bid to reposition the electoral body ahead of the 2023 elections.
This was contained in a statement issued by the National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Barr. Festus Okoye, on Sunday in Abuja.
According to Okoye, who described the postings as a ‘routine’, the REC of Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje has been redeployed to Ogun State while his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. AbdulGaniy Olayinka Raji will take charge as the REC for Osun State. The Bayelsa State REC, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, will take charge as the REC for Cross River State, while Dr. Emannuel Alex Hart will proceed 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.
“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,” the statement added.