List of RECs Bill for Senate Confirmation

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  • As earlier reported by this newspaper, President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm list of 19 nominees for the post of Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The confirmation request was contained in a letter dated 25th July, 2022.

The letter was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan during Tuesday plenary.

President Buhari, in the letter, said that the request for the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the Provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

He further explained that the nomination of five (5) Resident Electoral Commissioners are for renewal, while the other fourteen (14) are fresh appointments.

The nominees for confirmation include: Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa – Renewal); Obo O. Effanga (Cross River – Renewal); Umar Ibrahim (Taraba – Renewal); Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun – Renewal); and Samuel E. Egwu (Kogi – Renewal).
Others are: Onyeka Pauline Ugochi (Imo); Muhammad Lawal Bashir (Sokoto); Ayobami Salami (Oyo); Zango Abdussamadu Abdu (Katsina); Elizabeth Agwu (Ebonyi) and; Agundu Oliver Tersoo (Benue).

To be confirmed also, are: Yomere Gabriel Oritsemlebi (Delta); Yahaya Makarfi Ibrahim (Kaduna); Nura Ali (Kano); Agu Sylvia Uchenna (Enugu); Ahmed Yushau Garki (FCT); Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi); Uzochukwu Ikemefuna Chijioke (Anambra) and; Mohammed B. Nura (Yobe).