President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday forwarded a letter to the ninth Senate led by Ahmad Lawan in search of affirmation of 19 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
The President made the plea within the letter dated twenty fifth July 2022 and forwarded to the higher chamber of the Nationwide Meeting.
The letter was learn by the Senate President on Tuesday throughout plenary.
President Buhari famous that the request earlier than the lawmakers is in accordance with the provisions of Part 154 (1) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In line with President Buhari, 5 of names forwarded to the higher chamber are Resident Electoral Commissioners for renewal, whereas the opposite fourteen (14) are for recent appointments.
The nominees for affirmation embrace Ibrahim Abdullahi (Adamawa – Renewal); Obo O. Effanga (Cross River – Renewal); Alh. Umar Ibrahim (Taraba – Renewal); Dr. Agboke Mutiu Olaleke (Ogun – Renewal); and Prof. Samuel E. Egwu (Kogi – Renewal).
Others are: Onyeka Pauline Ugochi (Imo); Prof. Muhammad Lawal Bashir (Sokoto); Prof. Ayobami Salami (Oyo); Amb. Zango Abdussamadu Abdu (Katsina); Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Agwu (Ebonyi); and Dr. Agundu Oliver Tersoo (Benue).
Additionally to be confirmed are, Yomere Gabriel Oritsemlebi (Delta); Prof. Yahaya Makarfi Ibrahim (Kaduna); Dr Nura Ali (Kano); Agu Sylvia Uchenna (Enugu); Ahmed Yushau Garki (FCT); Barr. Hudu Yunusa (Bauchi); Prof. Uzochukwu Ikemefuna Chijioke (Anambra); and Mohammed B. Nura (Yobe).