Cross River State Get New Resident Electoral Commissioner

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By Patrick Obia

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed five Resident Electoral Commissioners as routine exercise.

Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State is among RECs posted redeployed.

In a press release signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye disclosed that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in 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.

Others are, the REC, Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, redeployed to Ogun State. At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. Olayinka Raji, will take charge as REC in Osun State. The REC, Zamfara State, Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna State.

The Commission called on the redeployed RECs to use up to 13 September, 2021 for handing over of activities before moving to their respective States of assignment.

Press release reads in full: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). In the new postings, the REC, Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun State. At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. 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.

“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.”

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