By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the redeployment of nine Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) among whom is Mrs Gesila Khan, who was the REC in Rivers state.
Khan had been in the eye of thee storm even before the conduct of the 2015 General Elections, with the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state calling for her redeployment.
In her stead, Ikoiwak Aniedi Abasi was moved from Delta to Rivers.
However, in a circular tagged INEC/SEC/402/I and dated 27 January, 2016, Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu described the exercise as routine.
In the redeployment chart, Lawrence Azubuike moves from Ebonyi to Anambra state; Ogbudu Gabriel Ada from Imo to Akwa Ibom and Sylvester Okey Ezeani from Cross River to Abia.
Others are Sam Olumekun from Ekiti to Edo; Austin Okojie from Akwa Ibom to Bayelsa; Baritor Kpagih from Bayelsa to Delta and Habu Zarma Hinna from Yobe to Taraba.
According to Ogakwu, the re-deployment takes effect immediately with the handing over to be concluded by Thursday the February 2.