The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has sworn in 19 newly appointed Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
Speaking during the swearing ceremony at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, Prof. Yakubu charged the newly sworn-in RECs to devote their loyalty to Nigeria and not to compromise the integrity of the commission.
He also deployed the 19 RECs to their geopolitical zones but outside their states of origin, in line with INEC’s regulation.
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Five of the 19 RECs are returning commissioners who were reappointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and approved by the Senate.