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Ahead of Osun polls, INEC redeploys REC, directors



Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee INEC IReV

With the Osun state governorship election less than a year away, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has redeployed the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state.

In what INEC described as routine administrative postings, five RECs were deployed while four directors were also redeployed. “The redeployments are part of the Commission’s routine administrative postings.”

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Sunday disclosed the redeployments in a statement.

“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,” he said in the statement.


“At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. AbdulGaniy Olayinka Raji, will take charge as REC, Osun State.

INEC added that, “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 Emmannuel 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 Lakumma 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.


INEC explained that the handing/taking over activities should be completed by Monday 13th September 2021.

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