President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of six persons to the Senate for confirmation as commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
THE President also forwarded five names of proposed commissioners for the National Population Commission, NPC, to the legislative chamber.
The president’s letter was read on the floor of the Senate on Thursday by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The appointees were drawn from the six geo-political zones of the country.
Those nominated as INEC commissioners include Okechukwu Obinna Ibeanu – Anambra (South East); May I. Agbamuche-Mbu – Delta (South South); Ahmed Mu’azu – Gombe (North East); Mohammed Haruna – Niger (North Central); Adekunle Ogunmola – Oyo (South West) and Abubakar Nahuche – Zamfara (North West).
Those appointed to serve as commissioners of the NPC include: Benedict Ukpong – Akwa Ibom; Gloria Izonfuo – Bayelsa; Kupchi Ori-Iyanya – Benue; Haliru Bala – Kebbi and Eyitayo O. Oyetunji – Oyo.
Recall that the Senate had on September 27 adopted a motion which urged the President to quickly constitute commissioners of INEC in line with extant laws.