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  • Updated: April 18, 2023

Ekiti Gets New SIEC Chairman

Ekiti Gets New SIEC Chairman

Justice Cornelius Ilori Akintayo has been confirmed as the Chairman of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission.

The confirmation was made by the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Olubunmi Adelugba also hailed the state governor, Biodun Oyebanji for forwarding names of candidates to the legislature for confirmation for positions to drive the wheel of governance.

A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Speaker, Odunayo Ogunmola said Justice Akintayo was confirmed as the new Ekiti SIEC Chairman having been found worthy of the new position by the legislators.

Justice Akintayo will serve as the Chairman of the state electoral agency for a term of five years as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

Justice Akintayo, the new SIEC chairman started as a court bailiff in the old Ondo State till the time he was appointed as a Judge of the Ekiti State High Court in 2002 by the first civilian Governor of Ekiti State, Adeniyi Adebayo.

He held the position he held till his retirement from service.

Speaking before the nominee was given the privilege of taking a bow, Speaker Adelugba urged Ekiti youths to emulate personalities like Justice Akintayo whom he noted exhibited patience, hard work, integrity and competence.

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