Senate Confirms Nomination of Eight RECs

By Ikenga Chronicles July 20, 2017

Senate Confirms Nomination of Eight RECs

The Senate, today, gave assent to the nomination of eight out of the 12 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) sent to it for legislative confirmation.

The confirmed RECs are Asmau Sani Maikudi (Katsina), Sam Olugbadebo Olumekun (Ondo), Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi), Riskuwa Shehu (Sokoto), Kasim Gana Geidam (Yobe), Jibrin Ibrahim Zarewa (Kano), Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji (Oyo), and Samuel Egwu (Kogi).

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, while presenting his report explained that the panel rejected the nomination of Professor Mustapha Zubairu (Niger) as the nominee comes from the same local government area with the Federal Commissioner of INEC for North-Central.

Nazif also maintained that the panel suspended the confirmation of two other nominees, Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) and Ahmad Bello Mahmud (Zamfara) for “further legislative considerations.”

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