JUST IN: Senate Confirms President Buhari’s 15 INEC REC …



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The Nigerian senate has confirmed 15 of the 27  resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)  sent by President Muhammadu Buhari in March.

This followed the adoption of the report submitted by Sen. Suleiman M. Nazif, who chairs the Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Nazif said that the remaining 12 nominees were still undergoing screening though all the 27 have been cleared by the security agencies.

President Buhari had sent  the 27 REC nominees to the Senate for confirmation in compliance with section 14(3)(a) of the third schedule to the 1999 constitution as amended. NAN

The Confirmed nominees

1Godswill ObiomaAbia
2Ahmed MakamaBauchi
3James ApamBenue
4Nwachukwu OrjiEbonyi
5Iloh ChuksEnugu
6Nentawe YilwadaPlateau
7Umar IbrahimTaraba
8Emeka JosephImo
9Obo EffangaCross River
10Francis EzeonuAnambra
11Briyai FranklandBayelsa
12Ibrahim AbdullahiAdamawa
13Agboke OlalekeOgun
14Hussaini PaiFCT
15Sadiq MusaKaduna
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