Tinubu needs to review REC appointments – Ex-INEC chair Jega

Tinubu needs to review REC appointments - Ex-INEC chair Jega

Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged President Bola Tinubu to reconsider the appointments of the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

Jega expressed concerns that some of the RECs might hold partisan affiliations.

The appointments were made a month ago by Tinubu, with the Senate approving them.

Nevertheless, some of the RECs have faced accusations of engaging in partisan politics.

Jega expressed disappointment that their appointments have not been reviewed, as it sends a negative message.

Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, Jega said: “I think there is no doubt that if the President were listening, my advice would be to immediately review the appointment of the Resident Electoral Commissioners that was passed by the Senate recently.

“It’s very, very important because clearly, not only does it send a wrong signal about the government’s intention to improve the integrity of elections, it also suggests, you know, that there is indifference with regards to protecting the independence and impartiality of the election management body.

“I would want to believe that Mr President was either misinformed or is not really furnished with all the necessary details with regards to these appointments.”

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