Breaking INEC in REC swaps, redeploys 4 directors (INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made four state Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to swap positions, while redeploying the fifth.
INEC disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja by Mr Festus Okoye, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
Okoye said that those affected included Mr Olusegun Agbaje, who swapped places with Osun counterpart, Prof. AbdulGaniy Raji.
While Agbaje moved to Osun, Raji moved in the opposite direction to take charge of Ogun. .
“In the same vein, the REC of Bayelsa, Dr Cyril Omorogbe, will take up his new role as the REC for Cross River, while Dr Emannuel Alex Hart proceeds to Bayelsa as the REC from his former office in Cross River.
“The REC in Zamfara, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna State,” he said.
Okoye said that the INEC Director (Voter Education and Publicity), Mr Nick Dazang, had proceeded on terminal leave.
“Consequently, Mr Victor 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 Samson moves from the office of the secretary to the commission to Director (Security). Mr Yakubu Duku, Director in the Electoral Operations Department, proceeds to Niger as the substantive Administrative Secretary,” he said.
He stated that the handing/taking over activities would be completed by Monday 13 September.
Okoye said that the redeployments were part of the commission’s routine administrative postings.