BREAKING: Senate confirms 15 out of Buhari’s 27 REC nominees

Nigerian Senate

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

Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the senate committee on INEC, while presenting his report, explained that the remaining 12 nominees were still undergoing screening.

Nazif said that the other 12 RECs would be brought forward for confirmation once the committee is through with its screening.

He said that all the 27 nominees were cleared by the security agencies.



Godswill Obioma, Abia (new appointment)

Ahmed Makama, Bauchi (reappointment)

James Apam, Benue (new appointment)

Nwachukwu Orji, Ebonyi (new appointment)

Iloh Chuks, Enugu (new appointment)

Nentawe Yilwada, Plateau (new appointment)

Umar Ibrahim, Taraba (new appointment)

Emeka Joseph, Imo (new appointment)

Obo Effanga, Cross River (new appointment)

Francis Ezeonu, Anambra (new appointment)

Briyai Frankland, Bayelsa (new appointment)

Ibrahim Abdullahi, Adamawa (new appointment)

Agboke Olaleke, Ogun (new appointment)

Hussaini Pai, FCT (reappointment)

Sadiq Musa, Kaduna (reappointment)

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