The Federal Government has approved the appointment of 12 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In addition, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, retained two RECs in the list.
A statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said the appointments were with immediate effect as they had been ratified by the Senate.
The newly appointed RECs, according to the statement, are: Professor Godwill Obioma, (Abia); James Lorliam Apam (Benue); Dr. Nwachukwu Orji (Ebonyi); Dr. Iloh Joseph Valentine Chuks (Enugu); Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, Plateau; Umar Ibrahim (Taraba); Mr. Emeka Ononamadu Joseph (Imo); Obo.O.Effanga (Cross River); Professor Francis Chuckwuemeka Ezeounu (Anambra); Dr.Briyai O. Frankland (Bayelsa); Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa); and Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun).
Those reappointed as RECs were Alhaji Ahmad Makama (Bauchi) and Hussaini Halilu, who is representing (FCT).