The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed Dr. Adeniran Tella Rahmon the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) to oversee the 2023 elections in Oyo State.
The deployment was pronounced at the ongoing swearing-in programme which involve eighteen other RECs.
The immediate past Oyo REC, Mutiu Agboke was deployed to Osun state while Prof. Ayo Salami, the immediate past Vice Chancellor of First Technical University, Tech-U, Ibadan replaced Adeniran in Ekiti.
The PUNCH had reported on October 5, 2022, that the 19 RECs were confirmed by the Senate.
In July, the President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted the names of 19 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission to the Senate for confirmation.
The renewal nominees confirmed include Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa); Obo Effanga (Cross River); Umar Ibrahim (Taraba); Agboke Olaleke (Ogun); and Professor Samuel Egwu (Kogi).
Those confirmed for fresh appointment are Onyeka Ugochi (Imo); Muhammad Bashir (Sokoto); Ayobami Salami, a professor, (Oyo); Zango Abdu (Katsina); Queen Agwu (Ebonyi); and Agundu Tersoo (Benue); Yomere Oritsemlebi (Delta); Yahaya Ibrahim, a professor, (Kaduna); Nura Ali (Kano); Agu Uchenna (Enugu); Ahmed Garki (FCT); Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi); Uzochukwu Chijioke, a professor, (Anambra); and Mohammed Nura (Yobe).