INEC Deploys New Resident Electoral Commissioner to Delta State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sworn-in Mr. Etekamba Udo Umoren as the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Delta State.

Mr. Umoren, a native of Akwa Ibom State, brings a wealth of experience to the role, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Benin. Prior to this appointment, he served in various capacities within the Akwa Ibom State civil service, ultimately reaching the esteemed position of Permanent Secretary.

The appointment comes following the expiration of the tenure of the previous officeholder on January 29, 2024.

During the swearing-in, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Commission, emphasized the importance of upholding neutrality and impartiality in the discharge of duties.

INEC Deploys New Resident Electoral Commissioner to Delta State
Mr Umoren

He urged Mr Umoren to strictly adhere to the oath of office and to maintain regular consultations with stakeholders.

The Chairman also emphasized the need for the new REC to abide by the Commission’s Code of Conduct.

Sam Olumekun mni, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, shared this news on the official Facebook page of the agency, underscoring the Commission’s commitment to ensuring a transparent and credible electoral process in Delta State.

INEC has in recent times faced accusations of partiality by a section of Nigerians, accusing the agency of involving in electoral fraud.

The most recent uproar raised against the agency came during the last general election where President Tinubu was declared winner of the election.

The agency had late November conducted elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi state which many adjudged to be credible.

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