- 20 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) will quit their respective positions with the Independent National Electoral Commission
- According to reports, the commissioners tenure will end and they will vacate their offices having completed their two term mandates
- The development will therefore create a situation that new RECs will superintend the 2023 general elections
About 20 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) will likely leave between now and June this year, according to reports.
The RECs will be vacating their offices having completed their two term mandates, This Day Newspaper reports.
This according to reports will create a situation in which new RECs will superintend the 2023 general elections.
Niger State REC, Professor Sam Egwu, who is among those to leave, confirmed this in a chat with newsmen in Minna.
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He said no REC can serve more than eight years so they should be ready to leave.
Egwu, however, appealed to the relevant authority to appoint new RECs “ So that there is no disruption of the process. They ( government) should do it timely so that there is no disruption of the programme. “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is building institutions that go beyond individuals so there is nothing to be afraid of.”
2023 presidency: 4 Yoruba men likely to take President Buhari's seat
The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is likely to zone its presidential ticket to the southern region after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure.
This has apparently sparked off interest from the southwest and southeast, with prominent members of the ruling party on Tuesday, December 15, launching a presidential campaign movement tagged "The South-West Agenda (SWAGA)" for the APC leader Bola Tinubu.
Although prominent individuals including Tinubu and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state have been rumoured to be eyeing the top seat, there is no official confirmation from the camp of the two leaders.
Convention: Don’t Step Down, Kwara APC Charge Mustapha to Intensify Campaign
In another development, the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared their support for Saliu Mustapha.
Delegates of the APC in Kwara made this known during a courtesy visit to Mustapha over the weekend.
The entourage led by former speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Benjamin Yisa, urged Mustapha to step up his campaign train as he is the best man for the party's apex seat.