The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has approved the deployment of three national commissioners and seven Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to Kogi State.
The INEC boss gave the approval on Monday, ahead of the governorship election in the state on November 16.
The commission’s Lokoja office Head, Voter Education and Publicity Department, Alhaji Ahmed Biambo, told newsmen that the names of the three national commissioners were Alhaji Mohammed Haruna, Chief Solomon Soyebi and retired Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu.
Of the seven RECs, he said three were already in the state. He gave the names of the three to be Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, Prof. Riskuwa Sheu and Mr. Emeka Ononamadu from Bauchi, Kano and Enugu states, respectively.
According to him, the three RECs arrived in Lokoja earlier to join the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Professor James Apam ahead of the poll.
The remaining four RECs, Biambo said were being expected to join their colleagues in the state on November 9.
They are REC Benue State, Dr. Goshe Yilwatda; REC, Lagos State, Mr. Sam Olumekun; REC, Rivers State, Mr. Obo Effanga, and REC, Gombe State, Malam Umaru Ibrahim, he said.
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