Buhari Seeks Confirmation of Nine More INEC RECs

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  • Senate considers CCB chairman, other members’ nominations

Damilola Oyedele in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking the confirmation of nine nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The letter dated December 18, 2017, was read at the plenary by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

It read in part: “In accordance of the provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I write to forward herewith the names of nine of the Resident Electoral Commissioners appointed for the INEC for the consideration of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The nominees are: Monday Udo Tom (Akwa-Ibom), Baba Abba Yusuf (Borno), Eric Olawale (Osun), Dr. Uthman Abdulrahman Ajidagba (Kwara), Mr. Segun Agbaje (Ekiti) and Dr. Cyril Omoruyi (Edo).

Others are: Yahaya Bello (Nassarawa), Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart (Rivers) and Mohammed Magaji Ibrahim (Gombe).
The Senate also referred the president’s request for the confirmation of the nominees for the position of Chairman and members of the Code of Conduct Bureau to its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition
The committee was directed to report back in two weeks.

The CCB board nominees are: Muhammed Isa (Chairman, Jigawa State, North-west), Murtala Kankia (Katsina State, North-west), Emmanuel Attah (Cross River State, South-south), Danjuma Sado (Edo State, South-south), Obolo Opanachi (Kogi State, North-central), Ken M adaki Alkali (Nasarawa State, North-central), S.F. Ogundare (Oyo State, South-west), Ganiyu Hamzat (Ogun State, South-west), Sahad Abubakar (Gombe State, North-east) and Vincent Nwanne (Ebonyi State, South-east).