President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in 6 new
commissioners of the Independent National Electoral
The brief swearing-in ceremony which took place on
Wednesday at the Council Chambers in the Presidential
Villa had in attendance the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi
Gbajabiamila and Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
Those sworn in include; Mohammed Haruna (Niger State)
Mrs Agbamuche Mbu (Delta) Okeagu Nnamdi (Abia) Maj.
Gen. Abubakar Alkali (Rtd.) (Adamawa) Professor Rada
Gumus (Bayelsa) Mr. Sam Elumeku (Ogun).
The president’s chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, the
National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana
Monguno (Rtd) and some ministers. Speaking shortly after
the ceremony, Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood
Yakubu had this to say;
“Well, it’s a good day for the Commission, with the
swearing-in of the six National Commissioners, we have
the full complements of 12 National Commissioners. It’s
coming three days to by-elections in four states of the
Federation and as we plan for the Ekiti and Osun
“As we continue to prepare for the 2023 general elections,
we will go on firing on all cylinders now”.