Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in six commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Those who took the oath of office Wednesday were AVM Ahmed Tijani Mu’Azu from Gombe representing the North East; Mohammed Kudu Haruna representing the North Central; Abubakar Ahmed Nahuche (North West), Professor Okechukwu Obinna Ibeanu (South East), May I. Agbamuche-Mbu (South-South) and Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (South West).
At the ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Buhari expressed concern over the integrity of the nation’s electoral processes and charged the commissioners to be firm and fair in the discharge of their duties. He urged them to help consolidate the integrity of the electoral body.
“This administration is extremely concerned with the integrity of the electoral processes. You are people of great integrity, renowned throughout the country. This administration will depend on you to be firm and fair,” the president commented.
“What this administration expects is that after we have gone, that Nigerians will read in our political history, that we respect Nigerians.”
The president, who frowned at the way by-elections had been conducted in some states of the federation, said the government would continue to ensure violence-free elections in the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK