The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has approved the deployment of three of the commission’s national commissioners and seven Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) to Kogi.
Alhaji Ahmed Biambo, Head, Voter Education and Publicity Department, in Lokoja office of theINEC, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday
He said the three national commissioners to include Alhaji Mohammed Haruna, Chief Solomon Soyebi and retired AVM Ahmed Mu’azu.
According to him, the affected RECs are Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, Prof. Riskuwa Sheu and Mr Emeka Ononamadu from Bauchi State, Kano State and Enugu State respectively.
Biambo added that the three resident electoral commissioners had arrived in Lokoja earlier to join the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. James Apam, preparatory to the state governorship election on Nov. 16.
He said that the remaining four Resident Electoral Commissioners will arrive in the state on Nov. 9 to join their colleagues.
They are Dr. Goshe Yilwatda, REC; Benue State, Mr Sam Olumeku, REC; Lagos State, Mr Obo Effanga, REC; Rivers State and Malam Umaru Ibrahim, REC; Gombe State.
Biambo, while assuring the people that their vote would count during the election urged them to be peaceful and avoid negative actions before, during and after the election.