The brand new Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Gabriel Yomere, has assumed workplace on the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee in Cross River State.
He took over on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from Alalib Johnson, who was transferred to Rivers State.
In keeping with an announcement on Tuesday by the Head of Voter Training and Publicity, INEC Cross River State, Anthonia Nwobi, Yomere was among the many 19 RECs newly sworn in on November 3, 2022.
She stated that Yomere has began holding conferences with key actors within the electoral course of and has met with the Commissioner of Police, the State Director of DSS, the Navy, political get together presidents, and so forth.
Yomere, a specialist in strategic administration, earned his first bachelor’s diploma, grasp’s diploma and Ph.D. in Germany.
Previous to his appointment, he was a lecturer and astute administrator who served in varied capacities in federal and state universities in Nigeria. He’s from Delta State.
Addressing the management upon his arrival, the brand new REC urged them to cooperate with him for a profitable mandate.
Yomere, whereas following the continued presentation of the Preliminary Voters Listing train on Tuesday, stated that the exercise will final for 14 days.
He stated: “The pre-election train will give residents the chance for appeals and objections, which is able to happen concurrently.
“With the applying, they are going to level out errors of their names and private information, whereas with objections they are going to report back to INEC the names they determine within the register that shouldn’t be there, such because the names of the useless, minors, foreigners, and so forth.”
He, nonetheless, warned that claims and objections should be supported by genuine proof.