20 RECs to retire by August as tenure ends

THE tenure of no fewer than 20 state Resident Electoral Commissioners will start expiring with effect from Wednesday.


Findings by The PUNCH indicate that many of the RECs would retire from the electoral body between July 6 and August as their five-year tenure winds down.


The electoral commissioners were among the 27 officials appointed in 2017 by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).


It was learnt that some of them had served their second term and are not eligible for re-appointment.


A REC, who confirmed the development to one of our correspondents, however, said he did not know whether INEC has notified the Presidency about the vacancy.


He said, “The 20 RECs were appointed by the President in 2017. I would be leaving INEC in August. I’m not sure if INEC had notified the Presidency so they can start shopping for nominees. I believe the president and his aides knew what to do.

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