By Onome Oghenetega
The Independent National Electoral Commission has finally appointed Dr. Cyril Omorogbe as the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Delta State.
Omorogbe’s appointment came after the chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Michael Ikeogwu, decried absence of REC for the state barely 30 days the 2019 general elections in the state.
The INEC commissioner was until now the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bayelsa State.
Omorogbe is a PHD holder and he hails from Benin, Edo State.
WARRI TODAY learnt that that the new Delta REC had his educated in the United States. He is a security expert on management and information technology.
He is said to be an unbiased professional and has high reputation for thorough discharge of his duties.
Ikeogwu had while receiving members of the state chapter of Transition Monitoring Group, led by Mr Raymond Omorodion in Asaba, said INEC might not conduct credible elections in the state if the electoral umpire does not post a REC to the state.
The NUJ chairman NUJ had expressed worries about the development, saying that the people of the state, particularly the union, would not accept efforts that would truncate credible elections in the state.
He also accused the commission of not treating the issue with the seriousness it deserved, and demanded that INEC immediately deploy a REC and a substantive administrative secretary to the INEC office in the state.