BREAKING: Cyril Omorogbe Is New Cross River INEC REC, As Commission Redeploys Four Other RECs, Directors.

By Edem Darlington

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Dr. Emmanuel Hart. He is to resume as the new REC for Bayelsa.

A release signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye say Dr. Cyril Omorogbe will resume as the new REC for Cross River State.

Similarly, four other directors in the commission have been redeployed to other departments.

Read the Press Release below




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

The Handing/Taking Over activities should be completed by Monday 13th September 2021. The redeployments are part of the Commission’s routine administrative postings.

Festus Okoye Esq
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
Friday 3rd September 2021.

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