RECs to retire from electoral body.

The tenure of not less than 20 state Resident Electoral Commissioners will expire with effect from Wednesday.

Report be Newsmen 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, 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.”

Another resident electoral commissioner, who confirmed the development said:

“Some RECs are leaving on Wednesday but I’m not one of them. Because there was a delay in our screening by the Senate, some of us would not be going now but four persons are also going in August.”

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