28th January, 2016
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday announced the redeployment of nine of its Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), on a day the Supreme Court gave a definitive verdict on governorship polls conducted in Rivers, Ebonyi and Ogun state.
The RECs affected in the redeployment according to the statement by Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu in Abuja were Mrs Gesila Khan, who moved from Rivers to Cross River, Dr Lawrence Azubuike who was redeployed from Ebonyi to Anambra, Dr Ogbudu Ada was moved from Imo to Akwa Ibom.
Ogakwu said Sylvester Ezeani was redeployed from Cross River to Abia and Mr Sam Olumekun from Ekiti to Edo.
Also redeployed were Mr Austin Okojie from Akwa Ibom to Bayelsa; and Baritor Kpagih from Bayelsa to Delta.
The commission also approved the redeployment of Mr Habu Hinna from Yobe to Taraba while Mr Ikoiwak Abasi was redeployed from Delta to Rivers.
The statement said the re-deployment would be with immediate and directed that the handing-over must be concluded on February 2.